Failed to load '/boot/loader.efi'

Mike Clarke jmc-freebsd2 at
Mon Mar 4 09:57:43 UTC 2019

On Sunday, 3 March 2019 19:10:01 GMT Matthias Oestreicher wrote:

> If not and you are just trying to manually install FreeBSD and want to
> boot ZFS filesystem via UEFI, then you have to create an EFI partition
> and copy the EFI bootcode from /boot/boot1.efi onto it.

... and rename it appropriately for your architecture, e.g. BOOTx64.efi on an amd64 system

> The EFI partition can be anywhere on the disk, like first, last or in
> the middle somewhere. You need 200M of free space. 

If you are only running FreeBSD on your system you can get away with something smaller. My system boots fine with 800K. But the EFI partition does need to be a FAT filesystem.

Mike Clarke.

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