[PC-BSD Public] help - UEFI bios seems to prevent install of either PCBSD 9.1 or 9.2

Ken Moore ken at pcbsd.org
Fri Nov 22 10:40:20 PST 2013


On 11/22/2013 12:41, Eric Otto wrote:
> Hi!
>
> I have an HP Envy DV6 7373ca (born on date: 02/13/2013) that 
> originally had Windows 8 on it. I wiped the 1 Tb hhd (almost 6 days to 
> wipe using the 35 pass Guttman method, DBAN), enabled Legacy support 
> in the bios and put the dvd at the top of the boot order.
>
> PCBSD 9.1 started to install normally, a bunch of lines scrolled past, 
> then I got a blank, black screen and nothing further happened.
>
> PCBSD 9.2 displayed the graphical install screen, but installing gave 
> a blank, black window and nothing further happened.
>
> HP support won't talk to me unless I have a Windows 8 problem.
>
> Is there any way to get PCBSD to install on this laptop? It would be 
> really sad if I buy the hardware but only Microsoft owns it.
>
> Cheers!
> Eric
>
>
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You should probably try the 10.x development version of PC-BSD[1]. I 
think I remember hearing that the UEFI support was finally available in 
FreeBSD 10.0, but I can't be sure about that.

[1] http://iso.cdn.pcbsd.org/10-STABLE/amd64/

-- 
~~ Ken Moore ~~
PC-BSD/iXsystems

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