Solved. Re: Dualboot and ZFS

Trond Endrestøl Trond.Endrestol at
Wed Mar 21 08:55:15 UTC 2018

On Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:12+0700, Victor Sudakov wrote:

> Trond Endrestøl wrote:

> > I extracted rEFInd to the ESP.
> Who created the ESP partition for you?

Windows 10.

The UEFI spec allows for additional ESPs and the FreeBSD installer 
creates one of its own, but I reckon one is sufficient. Besides, I 
installed FreeBSD entirely on my own, due to my long list of 
specialised ZFS filesystems.

> > I configured some boot entries in the UEFI environment of my laptop, 
> > one for each of rEFInd, Windows 10, and FreeBSD, and made the entry 
> > for rEFInd the preferred one.
> Why do you need rEFInd at all if your laptop's UEFI environment can
> choose which OS to boot? 

Unless I want to boot the default, I have to hit F12 every time I want 
to boot something else. This is on a Dell Latitude E5530. If I could 
persuade the UEFI boot firmware to always present its menu, I wouldn't 
need rEFInd at all. It's nice to have something that presents me with 
a menu and remembers what I chose the last time and selects that after 
a configureable timeout. It's also nice to have additional means 
readily available should rEFInd implode.


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