Trying to install FreeBSD 12.1 on Librem laptop

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at
Mon Jul 13 17:31:25 UTC 2020

On 2020-07-13 12:15, Shamim Shahriar wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Jul 2020 at 18:04, Patryk Cisek <patryk at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm new to FreeBSD and was trying to install it on my laptop bare metal
>> for the first time. I've installed FreeBSD without any problems a number
>> of times in a VM, but now wanted to install on bare metal for the 1st time.
>> Right after the initial screen, I'm getting an error message, saying:
>> Loading configured modules...
>> can't find '/boot/entropy'
>> Please, see the screenshot:
>> I tried googling for similar problems, but haven't found anything, I
>> could hold on to. There was a similar issue on a Dell laptop
>> (, but they resolved the issue by tinkering with
>> settings in the BIOS. Librem laptops are running SeaBIOS:
>> so I don't have access to any BIOS settings, really. I might be out of
>> luck, running FreeBSD on that particular laptop, but wanted to ask for
>> help here before giving up. I'd really appreciate any help/suggestions.
>> :) Thanks in advance. :)
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> Hi Patryk
> Could you please confirm if that is the last thing you see on screen and
> that installation halts at that point?
> I have come across devices that issues that error, but have never known
> them to halt at that point or not proceed further and do the job, hence
> trying to confirm.
> Kind regards

One of my relatives has librem laptop, I will have my hands on that 
laptop late this afternoon, and will see in I can install FreeBSD 
12.1-RELEASE on it. Will report failure/success and if I had to make any 
changes in opensource SeaBIOS that laptop has to successfully install 


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Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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