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  1. Hornpipe2

    Solved ACPI Error: "Excess arguments - ASL declared 5, ACPI requires 4"

    I fixed an ACPI problem with an old motherboard. Here, I document the steps I used to repair it: Trying FreeBSD 12.0 on an old Pentium 4 machine, with Intel D915GAV motherboard, latest BIOS version. Everything seems to be working OK except that I have an ACPI error report in dmesg on boot...
  2. Ekynox360

    Solved GPT disk on legacy BIOS

    Hello everyone! I'm wondering if it's possible to install FreeBSD 12.0 on a GPT disk but on a server whose firmware is not UEFI. I found this thread that says it's possible. Can you confirm this or even add more details? Thx
  3. EoflaOE

    Non-system disk on non-UEFI systems when booting from USB

    I would like to try FreeBSD after I tried out Linux. I have tested FreeBSD earlier on VirtualBox, and it succeeded. I have created my FreeBSD USB using dd as my first attempt on Kali Linux, following the tutorial. I have used FreeBSD-13.0-CURRENT 2019/2/28 memstick.img as my release for testing...
  4. A

    FreeBSD friendly Motherboard compatible with Coreboot

    Hello, from this list: https://coreboot.org/status/board-status.html and from column "F": "Board supported by [http://www.flashrom.org flashrom] (Y/N)?" only the ones which say "Y" ( so that i can flash the BIOS via software using flashrom), what are the best freebsd friendly boards?
  5. A

    SPI programmer

    hello, im looking for a "universal" SPI programmer/flasher so that i can replace the BIOS firmware and boot up computer fast with FreeBSD.. which SPI programmer/flasher you recommend? where to buy? does someone have experience using SPI programmer on Thinkpad X series? it should be used a SPI...
  6. clawhammer

    advanced bios settings help

    I found this https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000006903/graphics-drivers.html. It states that in the desktop bios I can disable the integrated intel graphics. Is this tied into the windows os? because I can only get basic bios settings with the delete key. It mentions...
  7. F

    Solved system stuck on bios splash after reboot only

    Firstly, I couldn't find an answer for this specific problem, so I apologize when this is a common problem. Recently I installed FreeBSD again on a new laptop (Thinkpad T470 20HES2SF00). On my desktop, the OS runs without problems with Xorg. I have chosen FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT for that, because...
  8. Q

    Dump Video BIOS at FreeBSD - how to do it?

    While trying to dump Video BIOS of my GPU at Linux - I always get Input/Output error. Would like to try FreeBSD. Please tell, how to dump Video BIOS of my GPU at FreeBSD?
  9. Mani H.

    ACPI BIOS Warning

    Hi all, I'm trying to install FreeBSD 11 Release on one of my machines and I noticed that dmesg shows these warnings: ACPI BIOS Warning (bug): 32/64X length mismatch in FADT/Pm1aEventBlock: 64/32 (20160527/tbfadt-650) ACPI BIOS Warning (bug): 32/64X length mismatch in FADT/Gpe0Block: 64/32...
  10. M

    FreeBSD 10.3/11.0-RELEASE (amd64) IMG/ISO not USB bootable

    Hi! I've been using FreeBSD 9 on a fairly old computer based on Intel® DG45FC motherboard, with a Celeron 64bit CPU. After 3 years lying there gathering dust, I've decided to repurpose it and run the latest release. So far, I've been unsuccessful at booting FreeBSD 10.3/11.0-RELEASE (AMD64)...
  11. Kevin Plummer

    Dell Poweredge R710 Memory / BIOS Update?

    Hi, I am running a Dell R710 Poweredge Server with FreeBSD 10.3. Currently I have 48 GB of physical memory in the server. However I am getting the following, and it appears that not all of the memory is showing up correctly. In dmesg I see the following: real memory = 51539607552 (49152...
  12. T

    Solved FreeBSD USB freezing BIOS

    I've burned the i386 ISO of 10.2 to a USB stick, and I'm attempting to install it on a Dell Vostro 200. When I plug the USB stick into the computer and attempt to boot, the computer simply freezes on the pre-boot screen where it shows the Dell logo and prompts F2 for setup and F12 for Boot Menu...
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