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Date:      Sun, 20 Sep 2020 22:13:10 -0700
From:      Kevin Oberman <rkoberman@gmail.com>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        Ralf Mardorf <ralf-mardorf@riseup.net>,  "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Dual-booting/triple-booting FreeBSD under UEFI
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I  would strongly urge that you look at rEFInd. It has a nice interface,
boot most any OS, and is pretty easy to set up. You can find a nice set of
instructions at
https://gist.github.com/zeising/5d2402d92b4cf421c7402d663b2d9e41#file-gistfile1-txt

The author is not a native English speaker, so the syntax is not quite
perfect, but it really is clear and simple.
--
Kevin Oberman, Part time kid herder and retired Network Engineer
E-mail: rkoberman@gmail.com
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On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 8:11 AM Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> wrote:

> On Sun, 20 Sep 2020 16:54:53 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > On Sun, 20 Sep 2020 16:28:33 +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> > >On Sun, 20 Sep 2020 03:53:10 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > >> A business technology news website spreading inaccurate news isn't
> > >> required to get informed about known vulnerabilities.
> > >
> > >If they aren't even able to get (or interested in getting) the
> > >terminology correct... if I remember correctly, what GRUB does
> > >is called a "boot manager" (thing that usually interactively
> > >selects from different operating systems to boot, or configures
> > >the boot of one operating system, by setting boot parameters or
> > >kernel options). GRUB does this even in Linux-only installations.
> > >A boot loader can be a standard MBR, without any interactivity,
> > >that loads an operating system. This is the typical situation
> > >on systems running FreeBSD exclusively.
> > >
> > >Or is there a different definition or consensus of the words?
> >
> > IMO it's correct to call grub a "boot loader", too.
> >
> > "Boot loader
> >
> > A boot loader is a piece of software started by the firmware (BIOS or
> > UEFI). [snip] A separate boot loader or boot manager can still be used
> > for the purpose of editing kernel parameters before booting." -
> > https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_boot_process#Boot_loader
>
> Okay, so a boot manager is a specific kind of boot loader
> (subclass). Today I learned. :-)
>
> +-------------+
> | UEFI / BIOS |
> +------+------+
>        |
>        |
>        V
> +-------------+
> | boot loader | = [ standard boot block | interactive boot manager ]
> +------+------+
>        |
>        |
>        V
>       ...
>
>
> --
> Polytropon
> Magdeburg, Germany
> Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
> Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...
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