Root filesystem

Luciano Mannucci luciano at
Thu Nov 21 17:47:24 UTC 2019

On Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:55:38 +0100
Luciano Mannucci <luciano at> wrote:

> I know you can tell from which disk to boot at the
> initial prompt by escaping to the prompt and setting a variable; can
> this be saved for next boot?
Apparently not.

According to TFM, "gptboot searches through freebsd-ufs partitions in
the GPT and selects one to boot based on the bootonce and bootme attributes.
If neither attribute is found, /boot/gptboot boots from the first freebsd-ufs

So no way to make it boot from another disk. To achieve that I need
a boot loader (such as grub), which would do the trick. A bit too
much fuss. I think I will reformat the disk and partition it with
a freebsd-boot partition, that would happily boot if I install the
needed stages with gpart...

Sorry for the noise,

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