Can't install 4.0 Alpha 2 on UEFI laptop

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Can't install 4.0 Alpha 2 on UEFI laptop

Postby glwillia » Thu May 15, 2014 6:01 pm

Hi,

I made a bootable AMD64 GhostBSD 4.0 USB key, and was able to boot my laptop (Dell Latitude E6330, UEFI) with it. I used the graphical installer, and got several errors along the lines of "Cannot mount volume. Error org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.UnknownError", but it seems to install fine. Upon reboot though, I can't boot, and the UEFI loader can't find the FreeBSD partition (there's an entry for Ubuntu, which was the previous OS on this laptop). Any ideas?
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Can't install 4.0 Alpha 2 on UEFI laptop

 

Re: Can't install 4.0 Alpha 2 on UEFI laptop

Postby ericbsd » Sat May 17, 2014 11:45 am

I do not own a UEFI system I can't really help on that, but since it is FreeBSD you might find an answer how to make it work from a FreeBSD perspective, anyway I will take time to look for that.
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Re: Can't install 4.0 Alpha 2 on UEFI laptop

Postby glwillia » Mon May 19, 2014 6:20 pm

Thanks! I gave up on it though, reinitialized the drive with an MBR partition scheme and set the computer to legacy boot, and of course it works fine now.
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Re: Can't install 4.0 Alpha 2 on UEFI laptop

Postby faariwasi » Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:05 am

Did you do a first partition with / and the second one as a swap? Also you can use auto partitioning by selecting the free space press auto.
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