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Photo of freeze.
Hi, all. I'd like to see FreeBSD running on a new class of box I've got
here. Not new hardware. These are Atom chips on Micro-ITX motherboards, and
are interesting in that they are low-power and have dual gigabit NICs.
These boxes seem to not like the FreeBSD 12.1 .iso files as written to USB
sticks, but I could boot the installer with an .img.
That said, the resulting system as installed seems to freeze in precisely
the same place as the .iso-files-written-to-USB froze. I took a photo of
the freeze, and then realized that it was the same as when I was trying to
boot from the USB stick the first time.
Photo attached, along with dmesg output on this hardware from NetBSD and
Linux (two different systems, identical but for MAC addresses) in case that
What's different between the .iso and the .img files, and how might that
translate to the installed system, if that's not a red herring? And how
might I get these boxes to boot FreeBSD?
The boxes don't have build-in storage so I'm installing and booting from
USB drives, so making modifications from another system to test things
ought to be fairly straightforward.
Addendum: To try -current in case it was a known issue, I downloaded the
mini-memstick.img, but it freezes in the same place.
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dmesg from linux
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dmesg from netbsd
It looks similar to bug #209821