Installing FreeBSD 12.1 on XPS 8930

Tomasz CEDRO tomek at
Thu Nov 14 18:45:49 UTC 2019

On Thu, Nov 14, 2019 at 6:34 PM Jerry <jerry at> wrote:
> I am trying to install FreeBSD 12.1 onto a Dell XPS 8930 PC. I had to
> shut off secure boot in order to get the PC to use the CD I created.
> This was a “Boot Only” CD. I intended to install via the net, like I
> always do.
> Shortly after the CD boots up, this message is displayed, ad infinitum:
> uhub_reattach_port: giving up port reset - device vanished
> It is impossible for me to install FreeBSD because of this. Since I
> have never had this happen before, I assume it is something local to
> this PC.
> I Googled and came up with nothing.  Can anyone assist me? If not, I am
> going to end up with a semi-expensive paper weight.

Hey Jerry, looks like something wrong with USB, maybe someone at the
freebsd-usb or HPS (CC) will know the issue / solution :-)

In the meantime I would try with USB/MemStick image instead of ISO/CD
just to make sure the problem is not with USB-CD device.


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