Hi Bob, Thanks for the response.., On Fri, 07 Mar 2008, Bob Johnson wrote:
> On 3/7/08, Stacey Roberts <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Hello, > > Is anyone aware if this issue is fixed in FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE / STABLE? > > > > It is NOT fixed in -RELEASE and I doubt it is fixed in -STABLE. > Yeah.., I suspected as much.., <snipped> > Yep. The HP BIOS is a bit bogus. It won't reveal memory information to > the AMD64 boot code. On the off-chance that there might be a vendor issue, I *DID* request our IT Dept to flash the BIOS on the workstation to see if a later revision might help in the meantime - can't hurt, will see next week when I can take another crack at this.., <snipped> > > Does anyone have any idea as to where this is heading, or if there's a call > > out > > for users to submit more information, or volounteer to test suggested > > workarounds? > > I believe the status is "the problem is understood but the solution > will take a lot of time." > > I have one of those idiot boxes and FreeBSD i386 boots fine on it, and > runs mostly well, so if that's acceptable to you, that's the > workaround. The only problems I've had with i386 are that the video > card is a bit goofy (I've mostly solved that) and the sound system > acts strange (which I haven't had time to investigate), but other than > that it seems to run fine. But I won't voluntarily have anything to do > with another HP computer if I can avoid it -- this thing didn't even > have correct Windows drivers for some of its hardware. I did see references to this workaround, but was hoping that there might have been something "hot off the presses" I could try to work with.., Will give it a bit of time to see what develops - there *are* "other options" available to us, but it'd be great to maintain FreeBSD presence where possible. Thanks for the information and advice! Regards, S Roberts > > - Bob > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"