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

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Thu Aug 19 06:54:58 PDT 2010

On 08/19/2010 8:43 AM, Karl Fischer wrote:
> 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.
> Karl

I wonder if you can get and make a FreeDOS bootable USB drive and do an 
update that way? I don't see why the BIOS file wouldn't update from 
FreeDOS. Check this page on making a USB bootable drive: 


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