Arch Linux UEFI Bhyve Setup
vincent at up4.com
Fri Jan 6 22:31:41 UTC 2017
So I tried something else, that ended up not working either. :(
I booted the installer in BIOS mode, and followed the instruction to make the vm disk UEFI-bootable here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Systemd-boot
I omitted the intel microcode (I don’t think it applies to a virtual machine) and I added the “console=ttyS0” option.
When booting with UEFI, I still got stuck and there was no output whatsoever. I used the “vm” script with the uefi=“yes” option.
Nothing works with UEFI console for me so I think I’m going to stick with BIOS-MBR-GRUB for now, unless you have an idea I can try…
Thanks for everything.
> On Jan 2, 2017, at 9:18 PM, Vincent Olivier <vincent at up4.com> wrote:
> Hi Peter! Thanks for this. I’m going to look at how to rebuild an Archlinux ISO with that extra option later this week and see how it goes. Regards,
>> Le 2 janv. 2017 à 15:52, Peter Grehan <grehan at freebsd.org> a écrit :
>> Hi Vincent,
>>> I guess my resolution for 2017 is more clarity.
>>> So what I mean to know with this experiment is simply this: can UEFI
>>> be used with a serial console (i.e.: without a graphic console), if
>>> so, is it preferable over GRUB for Linux distros that support UEFI?
>>> Until I am positive about using UEFI over serial console, I will
>>> stick to GRUB but if someone coule elaborate on this, I would
>>> appreciate it greatly!
>> It does work, but you have to either edit the grub.conf on the install ISO and repack, or get in quick and edit the grub command line and add a 'console=ttyS0' option.
>> grub-bhyve auto-inserts the serial console line into the linux kernel boot options which is why it appears a little more seamless.
>> UEFI does have the advantage that the system is self-consistent - any boot filesystem can be used, whereas grub-bhyve only understands the ones that are built into it.
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