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UEFI(8)			FreeBSD	System Manager's Manual		       UEFI(8)

     UEFI -- Unified Extensible	Firmware Interface bootstrapping procedures

     The UEFI Unified Extensible Firmware Interface provides boot- and run-
     time services to operating	systems.  UEFI is a replacement	for the	legacy
     BIOS on the i386 and amd64	CPU architectures, and is also used on arm,
     arm64 and ia64.

     The UEFI specification is the successor to	the Extensible Firmware	Inter-
     face (EFI)	specification.	The terms are often used interchangeably.

     The UEFI boot process loads system	bootstrap code located in an EFI Sys-
     tem Partition (ESP).  The ESP is a	GPT or MBR partition with a specific
     identifier	that contains an msdosfs(5) FAT	file system with a specified
     file hierarchy.

	   Partition Scheme    ESP Identifier
	   GPT		       C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B
	   MBR		       0xEF

     The UEFI boot process proceeds as follows:
	   1.	UEFI firmware runs at power up and searches for	an OS loader
		in the EFI system partition.  The path to the loader may be
		set by an EFI environment variable.  If	not set, an architec-
		ture-specific default is used.

		      Architecture    Default Path
		      amd64	      /EFI/BOOT/BOOTX64.EFI
		      arm	      /EFI/BOOT/BOOTARM.EFI
		      arm64	      /EFI/BOOT/BOOTAA64.EFI
		      i386	      /EFI/BOOT/BOOTIA32.EFI
		      riscv	      /EFI/BOOT/BOOTRISCV64.EFI

		The default UEFI boot configuration for	FreeBSD	installs
		loader.efi in the default path.
	   2.	loader.efi reads boot configuration from /boot.config or
	   3.	loader.efi loads and boots the kernel, as described in

     The vt(4) system console is automatically selected	when booting via UEFI.

     UEFI bootstrap
		   Final stage bootstrap
		   Default kernel
		   Typical non-default kernel (optional)

     vt(4), boot.config(5), msdosfs(5),	boot(8), efibootmgr(8),	efidp(8),
     efivar(8),	gpart(8), uefisign(8)

     EFI boot support for the ia64 architecture	first appeared in FreeBSD 5.0.
     UEFI boot support for amd64 first appeared	in FreeBSD 10.1; for arm64 in
     FreeBSD 11.0; for armv6 and armv7 in FreeBSD 12.0;	and for	riscv in
     FreeBSD 13.0.

FreeBSD	13.0			March 18, 2022			  FreeBSD 13.0


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