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Date:      Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:07:30 -0600
From:      "William A. Mahaffey III" <wam@hiwaay.net>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Acer Aspire AXC-603-UB17
Message-ID:  <54BD0FA2.7030307@hiwaay.net>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.11.1501180731440.55491@wonkity.com>
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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 
> manufacturers.
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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 :-) ....

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	William A. Mahaffey III

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