Switch from legacy to UEFI boot??

Brandon J. Wandersee brandon.wandersee at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 14:50:48 UTC 2016

Trond Endrestøl writes:

> On Thu, 4 Feb 2016 14:36+0100, Matthias Fechner wrote:
>> is it true that currently the EFI loaded cannot boot a ZFS root?
> As of r294999, stable/10's boot1.efi and loader.efi is able to boot
> ZFS. Both boot1.efi and loader.efi takes the bootfs property into
> consideration... Maybe you should wait until the next stable/10
> snapshot is available...

The ZFS-compatible EFI loader is expected to be ready for 10.3-RELEASE,
which is scheduled for about six weeks from now.[1] It may be a bit more
or less time than that, depending on how things go, but the first beta
snapshot of 10.3 (which is cut from 10-STABLE) is set to be built
tomorrow. If you don't want to run a development branch, you won't have
much longer to wait. Though once that change happens, you'd have to back
up your data and reconfigure your boot scheme to make use of
ZFS-compatible UEFI booting.

[1]: https://www.freebsd.org/releases/10.3R/schedule.html

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