FreeBSD on Macbook Pro early 2011
wade-is-great at live.com
Mon Aug 18 22:17:27 UTC 2014
Thanks for the quick answer.
I want to use dual boot to first getting familiar and in the long term switch to FreeBSD as the only operating system.
I mentioned bootcamp because most of the tutorial I found so far recommend to create a bootcamp partition on which FreeBSD is install. Also from what I read using bootcamp creates a hybrid MBR. I wish there were a solution to run FreeBSD on dual boot with a GPT partition table.
On one of my tentatives I also tried to use a BSD partition on which I created two logical partitions (UFS and swap) but that did not work either.
Does anyone have an idea on how I can proceed?
Le 2014-08-17 à 08:42, John Howie <john at thehowies.com> a écrit :
> Hi Fred,
> You may have a particular reason for a dual-boot configuration but, if you do not, can I recommend running FreeBSD in a virtual machine instead? It works very well.
> Bootcamp is designed for Windows so I am not surprised you are having issues, there.
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Aug 16, 2014, at 17:02, "Fred" <wade-is-great at live.com> wrote:
>> Hi everyone!
>> I am trying to install FreeBSD on my Macbook pro early 2011 in dual boot with OS X Mavericks but so far I could not boot on it once the installation is complete.
>> Computer specs: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-i7-2.3-17-early-2011-unibody-thunderbolt-specs.html
>> I tried using the gpart command, blessing the partition, using gdisk to create an hybrid MBR, but so far nothing has worked.
>> Here's what I tried:
>> I also looked in the mailing lists, and the FreeBSD forums, but I could not find any solutions.
>> Now on latest versions of OS X Bootcamp (Mountain Lion, Mavericks) I cannot create a partition without having a Windows disk, and I also tried using Bootcamp under Snow Leopard.
>> Regarding the errors I have after the installation, it's either "can't load kernel" or "Missing bootloader", with or without hybrid MBR. The partition table is GPT, and the system uses a EFI boot manager.
>> Thanks in advance for any answer to my problem.
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