BTX loader issue

Rick Chisholm rchisholm at
Tue Mar 2 19:08:59 UTC 2010

On March 2, 2010 02:03:59 pm Remko Lodder wrote:
> On Mar 2, 2010, at 7:56 PM, Rick Chisholm wrote:
> > Thanks for the response.
> >
> > I did not see any PRs specifically mentioning this hardware.  I did try
> > to submit a bug report, but the reporting tool gave me an error, after
> > trying a few times I gave up.
> >
> > The hardware in question is a new HP DC5850 SFF desktop - AMD Athlon X2
> > 5400, 160GB SATA (Seagate).
> I am not sure what caused that, though, you cannot say for sure that the
> BTX loader does not work when you didn't try. It works for most people, but
> some systems do not work; given the amount of users versus reports, I think
> it's more exception then rule.
> Best regards,
> Remko

No sure I understand what you mean by "didn't try" - I have tried installing 
several BSD versions on this hardware all of which fail at the BTX loader, 
8.0, 7.2 and 6.4 as well as the 8.0 live CD and PCBSD.  I even used dd to 
image the drive directly from a known working image, same results.  Only 
thing I have got to run has been an older FreeSBIE live CD running BTX 
version 1.01.

Rick Chisholm
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