Solved FreeBSD USB freezing BIOS


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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. Nothing I press will un-freeze it. However, when I boot without the USB in the computer, the boot goes totally fine. I've also tried booting with the same USB stick on the same computer, except with Arch instead of BSD and it worked fine. Does anyone have a suggestion?


Son of Beastie

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Buggy BIOS? Check Dell's web site, and update if you are not on the newest BIOS version for your machine.