EFI and GPT status

Fernando Apesteguía fernando.apesteguia at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 15:16:58 UTC 2016

El 20/7/2016 4:34, "Warren Block" <wblock at wonkity.com> escribió:
> On Tue, 19 Jul 2016, Ben Woods wrote:
>> On Tuesday, 19 July 2016, Fernando Apesteguía <
fernando.apesteguia at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> What's the status of EFI and GPT support on FreeBSD? I would like to
>>> boot windows 10 + FreeBSD 10 + Linux everything installed on a single
>>> Is it possible?
>>> If not with GPT, would it be better to fall back to compatibility mode
>>> MBR partition scheme?
>>> Has anyone played with this?
>>> Thanks in advance.
>> I dual boot my laptop with Windows and FreeBSD using a single hard drive.
>> I find the easiest way is creating 2 new GPT partitions (1 for ZFS and 1
>> for swap). I then manually copy the FreeBSD EFI boot loader to my EFI
>> partition, by mounting the existing EFI partition that comes with the
>> laptop as msdosfs to /mnt, copying /boot/boot1.efi to
>> /mnt/EFI/BOOT/BOOTX64.efi.
>> Lastly, I install refind on my efi partition to allow me to select
>> the Windows EFI loader and the FreeBSD EFI loader at boot time.
>> http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/
> I do a similar thing, but my UEFI Dell notebooks allow setting each EFI
boot loader as a menu entry.  So no additional software is needed.

Thanks for the tips!

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