Bug 230625 - [patch] usr.sbin/efibootmgr: add a possible reason for efi variables not being supported
Summary: [patch] usr.sbin/efibootmgr: add a possible reason for efi variables not bein...
Status: In Progress
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: bin (show other bugs)
Version: CURRENT
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: Rebecca Cran
Keywords: patch
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-08-14 19:41 UTC by Samy Mahmoudi
Modified: 2019-01-16 16:14 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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efibootmgr.c svn diff (473 bytes, patch)
2018-08-14 19:41 UTC, Samy Mahmoudi
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Description Samy Mahmoudi 2018-08-14 19:41:26 UTC
Created attachment 196201 [details]
efibootmgr.c svn diff


FreeBSD users who recently upgraded their system and those who frequently circumvent bsdinstall to automate their FreeBSD installation may still use BIOS boot. Besides, the EFI loader and the EFI boot manager are new enough to need a FreeBSD boot partition for an alternate boot method via BIOS.

In such cases and other situations, it is possible for a user to run efibootmgr while their system has been booted via BIOS.
Comment 1 Samy Mahmoudi 2019-01-16 16:14:07 UTC
Hello Rebecca,

I have seen you also recently updated the efibootmgr(8) man page.

Anyway, thank you for taking this over.