[PC-BSD Testing] Issues with booting 8.1 x64 on a i7

Karl Fischer kmf at fischer.org.za
Thu Aug 19 06:43:29 PDT 2010

On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 15:08, Arthur Koziol <A-Koziol at neiu.edu> wrote:
> On 08/17/2010 9:38 PM, Karl Fischer wrote:
>> Hello
>> I recently tried to boot PC-BSD 8.1 x64 on my i7 Toshiba S11, I see the
>> initial stages of the boot loader initialize but the boot loader doesnt come
>> up the machine just restarts all the time.
>> Any Suggestions
>> Thanks
>> Karl
> Karl,
> Is you BIOS up to date? In you BIOS, do you have an option somewhere called
> SATA Mode? Often you can change it from AHCI to ATA/Legacy mode and things
> play more nicely. See if that's there and give it a shot.
> Arthur

My BIOS is 2 minor numbers out dated (2.0 latest is 2.2), I tried to
enable Compatibility mode in the BIOS it just results in a restarted
of both x386 and x64,
I need Windows to update my BIOS ... which I don't have, so I guess
I'm stranded for now.


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