Reboot fails: 5 beeps and a freeze

Anthony Atkielski atkielski.anthony at
Sat Jan 8 14:29:14 PST 2005

Billy Newsom writes:

BN> ...and that's all I ever see.  But while this is being printed to the
BN> screen, I get five beeps.  I don't remember that many beeps in FreeBSD 4.x.
BN> BEEP, beep beep beep, BEEP

See for a list of beep codes for many different
BIOS.  Most BIOS seem to use BEEP beep beep beep for video or memory
errors, but check and see.

BN> I don't know how long I've waited for the system to reboot, but so far
BN> it hasn't.

If the BIOS is unhappy, it's not going to reboot.


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