FreeBsd 12.00 cannot be installed on 4 different AMD Ryzen Laptops (Manufactured by HP, Dell and Huawei)
The system halts immediately following the FreeBSD initial Welcome to FreeBSD screen.
I will describe in detail the HP ENVY 360 Ryzen 7 messages (following by more brief descriptions of Dell and Huawei Laptops)
HP ENVY x360 Convertible 15m-cp0xxx (15.6 inch screen) - from BestBuy
Product Number: 4AC55UA#ABA
Born on Date 08/12/2018
System Board ID 8497
BIOS Version F.19
Processor Type AMD Ryzen 7 2700U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx
Processor Speed 2200 MHZ
Total Memory 8 GB
Primary Battery SN 1291 07/06/2018
The installation USB Stick is with
During first boot with usb stick, following the Welcome to FreeBSD I can see two things
Warning: WITNESS option enabled, expect reduced Performance
SVM (disable in BIOS)
ACPI APIC Table: <HPQOEM 8497 >
Firmware Warning (ACPI): Optional FADT field Pn2ControlBlock has valid Length but zero Address: 0x00000000000000000000/0x1 (20100010/tbfadt-796)
ioapic (Version 2.1) irqs 0-23 on motherboard
module_register_inid:MOD_LOAD (vesa, 0xffffffff810e1210, 0 )error 19
acpi0 <HPQOEM SLIC-HPC) on Motherboard
ACPI: 10 ACPI AML tables succesfully acquired and loaded
PCIe: Memory Mapped configuration base @ 0xf8000000'
iouapic0: routing intpin 9 (ISA IRQ9) to lapic 0 vector 48
acpi0: PowerButton (fixed)
acpi0: wakeup code va 0xfffffe00033ff00 pa 0x9d00
That is the last message where it hangs.
I tried the same usb stick on three different AMD Ryzen Laptops as Following:
ON HP Envy 360 13.3 inch with Ryzen 5 the system halted also before the install:
hpt27xx: no controller detected
HUAWEI MATEBOOK D AMD RYZEN 5
BIOS Versuib 1.2.0
Dell Inspiron 7375
AMD Ryzen 5 2500 u
the last message is also about
acpi_ec0: <embeded controler .... port ....)
I know more details are perhaps needed. Since there is no way to capture the text, except a picture, I could send some if needed.
I am not certain I will keep any of the laptops, perhaps I can do more testing on HP ENVYx360 15.6 inch laptop.
However, I wonder if FreeBSD can be installed in any AMD Ryzen Laptop.
Is this a EFI/BIOS issue, a CPU issue or Freebsd?
Is this a regression from an earlier install, or is this a new install?