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Re: GPT/UEFI booting

Hmmm, there are only two files on the EFI partition - bootx64.efi and bootia32.efi.  They’re both in the EFI/boot directory.  There is a minimal boot menu that comes up and I assume it’s some default menu inside the code.  I’ll try moving the /boot.cfg file over and see what happens - after making the disk name adjustments.


On Feb 28, 2017, at 6:49 PM, Paul Goyette <> wrote:

> On Tue, 28 Feb 2017, Robert Nestor wrote:
>> When I was a young man doing IT support I was always frustrated to
>> find a user who needed help but had sprinkled his scripts with all
>> sorts of random commands he'd found someplace.  Now that I'm an old
>> man I find myself doing that very same thing, so I understand and
>> appreciate your confusion and frustration on my screwed up approach.
>> :-)
> :)  From one old man to another, I understand completely!  :)
>> However, I faithfully implemented your advice and lo-and-behold I
>> almost have a booting system!  It does come up with the NetBSD boot
>> menu and then fails because it can't find the NetBSD kernel file on
>> hd0a.  Of course, that's the EFI/FAT16 partition, so I entered "boot
>> hd0b:netbsd" at the prompt and I'm up and running!
> Kewl!
>> I'm thinking there must be some configuration file I can play with
>> that modifies this behavior, but for now I’m one happy camper!
> /boot.cfg is usually where the boot menu is located, probably on the FAT16 partition.  Change the boot commands appropriately...
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