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Date:      Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:50:43 +0700
From:      Victor Sudakov <vas@mpeks.tomsk.su>
To:        Trond Endrest?l <Trond.Endrestol@fagskolen.gjovik.no>
Cc:        FreeBSD questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Solved. Re: Dualboot and ZFS
Message-ID:  <20180322015043.GA16501@admin.sibptus.transneft.ru>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.21.1803210830250.66427@mail.fig.ol.no>
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Trond Endrest?l wrote:
> 
> > > I configured some boot entries in the UEFI environment of my laptop, 
> > > one for each of rEFInd, Windows 10, and FreeBSD, and made the entry 
> > > for rEFInd the preferred one.
> > 
> > Why do you need rEFInd at all if your laptop's UEFI environment can
> > choose which OS to boot? 
> 
> Unless I want to boot the default, I have to hit F12 every time I want 
> to boot something else. This is on a Dell Latitude E5530. If I could 
> persuade the UEFI boot firmware to always present its menu, I wouldn't 
> need rEFInd at all. It's nice to have something that presents me with 
> a menu and remembers what I chose the last time and selects that after 
> a configureable timeout. It's also nice to have additional means 
> readily available should rEFInd implode.

Trond, thanks for the enlightenment, I think I grasp the idea. Two
more questions if you please:

1. If I have more than one freebsd-ufs partition, how can I configure
boot1.efi (AKA /EFI/BOOT/BOOTX64.EFI) to boot the loader from a
particular partition, not from the first one?

2. Why are /boot/boot1.efi and /EFI/BOOT/BOOTX64.EFI (extracted from
boot1.efifat) so different, even different length? They are supposed
to be one and the same file, aren't they?

-- 
Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
AS43859



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