BE and loader integration

Victor Sudakov vas at
Mon Oct 21 15:44:48 UTC 2019

Trond Endrestøl wrote:
> > BTW the boot menu BE selection does not work properly anyway. I've found some
> > combinations of BEs and loader options which lead to an unbootable
> > system:
> > Maybe it's sysutils/beadm's fault incorrectly creating BEs, whatever.
> For some reason /dev failed to mount. Normally, the kernel 
> automatically mounts / read-only and /dev read-write. The former is 
> upgraded to read-write by the rc scripts during multiuser boot.

I think I know the reason: it's several BEs trying to mount on top of
one another, again. I've seen this already in the pre-zfsbe times.

> It could be a bug in 11.3.

It actually seems that the bug is not really

> The menus are somewhat improved in stable/12 and head. Here are some 
> screenshots from a VM I just booted, it runs head from February(!):

Yes, it looks more logical though the BE punches the Daemon in the nose.

> That dark blue colour is my only complaint. It can be a real pain to 
> read on certain terminals/video adapters.

Do you use sysutils/beadm or sysutils/beadm-devel? 

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
2:5005/49 at fidonet
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