Attempting to boot the following images on an HP xw4600 workstation fails; the system does not recognize the boot media:
I believe this issue could be related to the new install images that now have combined BIOS and UEFI functionality.
I suggest this because I am able to boot a 10.3 BIOS image without a problem (FreeBSD-10.3-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img). I am also able to boot many Linux installer images using the same hardware.
I have verified the checksums and attempted writing the images several times to known good USB drives.
The system contains an Intel Core 2 Duo E8300 @ 2.83 GHz, 4096 MB RAM.
Sorry for the limited information, but this is the most I can provide without further guidance. I am happy to provide more information upon request.
A related bug at:
Maybe you can try to build your own install media like I did (outlined the steps in the report) and see if it boots for you. I installed FBSD 11 in Virtualbox and used that as the build system. It took something like 8 hours an a 4 core Xeon.
If you can, please grab the test image from
uncompressing it and writing it to a USB stick, and try booting that on this hardware.
(The test image is not a full installer; it should just boot up to a login prompt.)