GRUB2 for EFI in DragonFly?
martin.ivanov at greenpocket.de
Wed Nov 21 00:32:20 PST 2018
Thank you very much for your reply, it is very helpful! I will be happy
to follow it!
On 21.11.18 09:26, karu.pruun wrote:
> My main OS is DragonFly, but I have multiboot settings with Mac OS,
> Linux and FreeBSD on different machines and I use refind as the UEFI
> boot manager. It works very well. When booting, refind will give you a
> menu where you can choose the OS you want to boot. You can install
> refind using a USB image or using Linux etc.
> The caveat is that the DragonFly installer cannot install the system
> in an arbitrary GPT partition, so you have to do a manual installation
> if you want multibooting. Just boot up DragonFly's .img or .iso and
> follow the example at the end of the gpt man page
> skip the first (five) lines, and start by creating a gpt partition and
> then create the a, b, d BSD partitions using the disklabel64. If you
> want HAMMER2, replace HAMMER with HAMMER2. At the end, copy
> DragonFly's /boot/boot1.efi to the EFI system partition into the
> You will end up with such an entry for each OS, e.g. for FreeBSD you
> have something like
> and linux and MacOS create several ones at installation, I have not
> touched those. The filename is not important as long as you keep the
> .efi extensions and to be on the safe side I keep names 8 chars.
> (Although the latter depends on the exact type of the FAT filesystem
> that is your EFI system partition.) Refind will scan for the efi boot
> images at startup. Also note that when linux/MacOS update their
> system, they tend to reset the default UEFI boot manager, so you have
> to enable refind again. I do this by reinstalling refind using the
> refind USB image.
> On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 8:30 PM Dr. Martin Ivanov
> <martin.ivanov at greenpocket.de> wrote:
>> after successfully installing Dragonfly and OpenBSD in a multiboot setup on the same hard drive on an old BIOS machine, now I am planning to attempt to do the same on a new machine with UEFI Firmware. I googled a lot and it seems at some point I may be in need of the GRUB2 for EFI bootloader or elilo. I simple
>> pkg search grub2
>> pkg search elilo
>> provides no output . Is it possible to install any of these packages on DragonFly?
>> Thank you very much!
>> Best regards,
Dr. Martin A. Ivanov
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