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Native EFI Bootloader Support for OpenBSD

Contributed by phessler on from the gotta boot 'em all dept.

As the j2k15 hackathon comes to a close, OpenBSD gets its very own native EFI bootloader.

On Twitter, Yojiro UO (yuo@-san) posted a list of systems tested and working with the new bootloader.

As you can see, a number of EFI-only systems are now successfully booting OpenBSD.

And as seen on twitter Yasuoka@-san posted a little teaser with the dmesg from an EFI-only MinnowBoard

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  1. By journeysquid (Tor) on http://www.openbsd.org/donations.html

    Great! Any tips on how to use it? Is it part of the snapshots installer? Do I need GPT partitioning? Will installboot(8) be able to install it to a drive? Do I need a FAT32 partition at the front of the drive for UEFI?

    I checked the committed README, but it's just a license.

    1. By phessler (phessler) on http://www.openbsdfoundation.org/donations.html

      > Great! Any tips on how to use it? Is it part of the snapshots installer? Do I need GPT partitioning? Will installboot(8) be able to install it to a drive? Do I need a FAT32 partition at the front of the drive for UEFI?
      >
      > I checked the committed README, but it's just a license.
      >

      It is currently not included in the installer yet. Work is on-going, but now others can assist.

    2. By anon () on

      > Great! Any tips on how to use it? Is it part of the snapshots installer? Do I need GPT partitioning? Will installboot(8) be able to install it to a drive? Do I need a FAT32 partition at the front of the drive for UEFI?
      >
      > I checked the committed README, but it's just a license.
      >

      Chris posted an email on @misc: https://www.mail-archive.com/misc%40openbsd.org/msg140905.html

  2. By WaynO () on

    The amount of work that goes into this Operating System is simply amazing.

    All I can say is "thank you"!

    1. By Mark () on

      > The amount of work that goes into this Operating System is simply amazing.
      >
      > All I can say is "thank you"!

      Seconded! This is simply amazing.

  3. By Blake () on 2112.net

    An EFI bootloader & i386 hypervisor in the same week?

    Send the Champagne corks flying :-)

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