[Trac-bugs] [PC-BSD Trac] #776: Bootcamp support not working

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Fri Oct 25 06:46:23 PDT 2013

#776: Bootcamp support not working
  Reporter:  malco_2001     |      Owner:  kris
      Type:  System Defect  |     Status:  new
  Priority:  major          |  Milestone:
 Component:  Installer      |    Version:  9.2-RELEASE
Resolution:                 |   Keywords:

Comment (by malco_2001):

 It seems that refind isn't loading grub.  Instead it seems to be simply
 boot the kernel directly and the zfsloader doesn't like the way it is
 trying to access the pool as shown in the link to the freebsd mailing list
 by another FreeBSD user.

 Now that I think about it I don't believe I've ever gotten ZFS to work
 with refind properly.  I have been able to get it to work with UFS and
 that might explain why previous PCBSD releases worked.

 Therefore I believe this is more or less something that should be solved
 by fixing refind.  I do know of some workarounds like installing grub in
 /EFI/ on the HFS partition.  I know that works but to me that's not a good
 idea for playing well with the boot manager control panel as it updates
 entries in grub.cfg.

 I've noticed that there is an entry for FreeBSD in refind, but there is
 not an entry for PCBSD.  So I think as far as a better solution I am going
 to see if I can create a custom entry in refind to fix.  If this works I
 will create a "PCBSD" template for refind and submit a patch to the
 developer(s) of refind.  That way it would be fixed more or less out of
 the box by just installing refind it would pick up and properly label
 PCBSD.  The hard part will likely be making it work with and without grub.
 Feel free to resolve this however if you like.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.pcbsd.org/ticket/776#comment:2>
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