1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 4, 2014 12:11 PM by sylvia_intel

    DN2820FYKH can't recognize FreeBSD bootsect with BIOS 0034+

    Adios

      I've got my 2820 box recently, and has upgraded bios to the latest version, 0038. 

      Have installed FreeBSD-10.0-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img successfully (legacy boot mode),

       

      But when the system reboot, the BIOS simply said cannot find bootable device or triggered a PXE boot (if enabled).

      It seems that the bios cannot recognize fbsd's bootsect.

       

      The problem exists after reset/clear/update the BIOS in any methods.

       

      However, an Ubuntu-14.04.01 installation (test with legacy boot mode) works.

       

      Finally, I find out that downgrade to 0032 do make the BIOS recognize FreeBSD and can boot into it.

       

      (under legacy boot mode)

      • ✗ FreeBSD 10 + bios 0038
      • ✔ Ubuntu 14.04 + bios 0038
      • ✗ FreeBSD 10 + bios 0037
      • ✗ FreeBSD 10 + bios 0034
      • ✔ FreeBSD 10 + bios 0032

       

      Steps to reproduce on my box:

      1. upgrade bios to any of 0034, 0037, 0038.
      2. install fbsd10 using FreeBSD-10.0-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img
      3. reboot
      4. cannot find boot device