can't boot HP xw9400


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On my HP xw9400, when I boot from a stick with FreeBSD-12.1-RELEASE-amd64, I get a list as follows
BIOS drive C: is disk0
BIOS drive H: is disk5
Then it hangs at the vertical bar. Why might this be?


Son of Beastie

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Wrong bios settings or a BIOS that is incompatible with the FreeBSD boot loader somehow. I would try to mess with settings for usb in BIOS and see if that helps.
also, check if your machine has the newest version of the bios, if not - upgrade. Perhaps it helps.


Aspiring Daemon

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Since this is an older cpu, I wonder whether it might run on 32bit. BIOS should show that, too.
BIOS should should show an option to boot via usb somewhere.