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This article describes how to build LinuxBIOS v2 on FreeBSD and boot FreeBSD using LinuxBIOS and ADLO inside Qemu.
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FreeBSD should work out of the box with SeaBIOS. In case of problems, please tell us through the [[Mailinglist]]
 
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Alternatively you can boot FreeBSD using [[GRUB2]] as payload.
= Requirements =
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All steps outlined in this article have been performed using FreeBSD 7.0-BETA1. Other versions of FreeBSD might work, too, but have not been tested. The patches mentioned in this article have been created against LinuxBIOSv2, Revision 2897.
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In order to build ADLO on FreeBSD, you need the following ports installed:
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* <tt>devel/gmake</tt>
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* <tt>devel/dev86</tt>. See details below.
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To build LinuxBIOS on FreeBSD, you need
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* <tt>devel/gmake</tt>
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* <tt>lang/python</tt>. At the time of writing this article, that port installs Python 2.4. Possibly other version of Python also work but haven't been tried.
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To boot FreeBSD in QEMU you need
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* <tt>emulators/qemu</tt> with modifications. Please refer to the [[QEMU_Build_Tutorial#Building_Qemu_on_FreeBSD | QEMU Build Tutorial]] for details.
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= Obtaining LinuxBIOS =
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See [[Download_LinuxBIOS | this page]] on how to download LinuxBIOS. I recomment you checkout the latest Version of LinuxBIOS v2 using Subversion.
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== Applying the required patches ==
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The LinuxBIOS build process assumes that the <tt>make</tt> utility is GNU make. This isn't true on FreeBSD (or the other BSDs for that matter), where GNU make is installed as <tt>gmake</tt>.
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= Building ADLO =
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== Building the 8086 development environment ==
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ADLO requires the <tt>devel/dev86</tt> port. This is a new port not yet included in the FreeBSD Ports tree, see Problem Report [http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=117480 ports/117480]. To build the port, download and extract the shell archive attached to the problem report.
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$ ftp -o devel_dev.shar http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?prp=117480-1-shar
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$ sh devel_dev.shar
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$ cd dev86
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$ su
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# make install
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= Building LinuxBIOS =
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= Booting FreeBSD inside QEMU =
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Latest revision as of 16:27, 19 January 2014

FreeBSD should work out of the box with SeaBIOS. In case of problems, please tell us through the Mailinglist Alternatively you can boot FreeBSD using GRUB2 as payload.