i386/105196: Dell E512 fails to boot FreeBSD

Jacco van Buuren jasu at xs4all.nl
Wed Jan 24 20:40:26 UTC 2007

The following reply was made to PR i386/105196; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Jacco van Buuren <jasu at xs4all.nl>
To: bug-followup at FreeBSD.org,  kolstad at ace.DELOS.COM
Subject: Re: i386/105196: Dell E512 fails to boot FreeBSD
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 21:13:36 +0100

 Came across your problem report. I happen to experience just the EXACT 
 same thing when booting 6.2 Release AMD64 on my brand new Dell E521 (AMD 
 64 4200+ X2, nVidia Geforce 6150). After some googling it seems that a 
 BIOS upgrade fixes this. I went from bios version 1.0.3 to 1.1.4 and 
 then booted FreeBSD 6.2 Release AMD64 without any problems (although I 
 haven't installed it (yet)). I haven't looked at the i386 version yet... 
 On a side note: This problem is repeating itself all the way into 
 Linuxland and is/was widely discussed in the Dell forums, so I assume 
 it's not a strictly BSDish related problem. Please note however that 
 this report is probably the same as 104810.
 Dell E521 Bios update:

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