A “play around with it system” running TrueOS desktop last version 20180325 or so.
Tried installing to BE (Rel 1) did the shutdown, never rebooted. Forced reboot, then didn’t boot, lots of errors like “kernel is not ELF format”.
Ok, rebooted, tried to select old BE.
&*^%^#$%!!! Autoboot timeout way too short! (Can we please default it to 10 seconds so I can actually read the screen before it boots?)
Eventually get it to respond to 7 select BE. Tell me the current BE (13-Current) is 1 of 5 but I can’t select anything.
Ok reboot again, stop in loader prompt. Now WTF is the syntax to set a different BE and different root directory?
Try that a dozen times, no dice.
Ok, I said this was a test system, so let me do a full install and see what happens. Well, same “no reboot or shutdown” when done with the install, force a power cycle and see what happens.
Intel i5 based system, kldstat shows the i915 driver is not loaded. UEFI boot.
I’m not upgrading my main desktop (nvidia) anytime soon.