Trying to multiboot with FreeBSD

karu.pruun karu.pruun at
Tue Jun 27 11:30:23 PDT 2017

Can you put the line


in /etc/rc.conf, not in /boot/loader.conf? Not sure this makes a
difference but might be worth a try. When you get to loader prompt and
give 'gop get', what is the output?




On Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 6:05 PM, Bryan C. Everly
<bryan at> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 12:07 PM, Bryan C. Everly
> <bryan at> wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I'm working on a blog post about how I was able to set up a Thinkpad
>> x230 to UEFI multiboot Arch Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD and DragonFlyBSD.
>> I have installed DragonFlyBSD (I believe) successfully and copied
>> /boot/boot1.efi to my EFI partition and created an entry pointing to
>> it for rEFInd (just like I did for the others).  Unfortunately the
>> behavior I'm seeing is that the first stage bootloader for
>> DragonFlyBSD is seeing the UFS partition for FreeBSD and is trying to
>> boot that.
>> Any ideas what I can do to get around this issue?
>> Thanks,
>> Bryan
> All,
> I did the painful but logical thing and wiped the drive to start over
> and put DragonFlyBSD in front of FreeBSD in terms of partition
> sequence and was able to boot.  However, on this x230 in UEFI mode,
> I'm getting a similar problem to what I saw in FreeBSD:
> 1.  Boot
> 2.  See the DragonFlyBSD menu
> 3.  Boots fine until the EFI framebuffer loads
> 4.  Now everything is a bunch of diagonally striped chatter in the
> first line of the framebuffer
> 5.  It actually is booting and running, but I can't see anything
> because the display is off
> To fix this same problem in FreeBSD on this same laptop, I loaded the
> i915 kernel module and used the vt(4) "Graphics Mode Console" and all
> was good.
> When I horsed around in DragonFlyBSD to do this, I added the following
> to my /boot/loader.conf file:
> kern.kms_console=1
> i915_load="YES"
> Unfortunately, even though I see i915 and DRM loading, I still get the
> EFI Framebuffer and the same problem.
> Any ideas?  I'd really like to get into DragonFlyBSD and figured what
> could be safer than an x230 but I think the hangup is that I'm UEFI
> booting and I'm guessing most of the other x230 users of DragonFlyBSD
> are not.
> I'd appreciate any help guys as I want to jump in and see what I can
> do to help this project out!

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