Acer Aspire AXC-603-UB17
jd1008 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 17:18:08 UTC 2015
On 01/19/2015 07:07 AM, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
> On 01/18/15 08:39, Warren Block wrote:
>> On Sun, 18 Jan 2015, Chris Maness wrote:
>>> Likely UEFI with SecureBoot enabled. Turn SecureBoot off, enable
>>> "legacy" or "CSM" booting in what was formerly known as the BIOS
>>> setup screens.
>>> Yes, I had turned SecureBoot off. There does not seem to be an
>>> option for legacy or CSM in the BIOS menu.
>>> I cannot get it to even see my memory stick with a FreeBSD install
>>> image on it. Even my macbook pro mostly boots this and hangs on
>>> some hardware issues (as I expected but just wanted
>>> to make sure the usb stick was actually bootable).
>> UEFI alone might do that. Only UEFI-approved boot devices are shown
>> unless legacy or compatibility mode is enabled. Unfortunately, there
>> are varying names and methods in the settings between different
> How common is this problem w/ laptops ? I am thinking of buying a
> laptop specifically to install either FreeBSD or OpenBSD, how likely
> am I to run into this type of issue ? I have heard of such on Linux
> lists in the past, but mostly ignored those threads since I was not a
> laptop user. Times they are a changin', though & I might be up against
> it now .... Are some manufacturers worse than others, or are they all
> about the same in this regard ? TIA for any enlightenment :-) ....
My $.02's worth: get a laptop without secure boot or even uefi in the bios.
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