Jan
24

PC-BSD on Thinkpad Laptops with Known BIOS Bug

During an installfest over the weekend, my local user group was bitten by an IBM BIOS bug that affects some versions of older IBM Thinkpad laptops. This bug was originally discussed on a FreeBSD mailing list back in 2001. Since then, IBM has released BIOS versions that fix the bug, but it is important to check your Thinkpad model number and BIOS version before attempting to install either FreeBSD or PC-BSD.

Details regarding the affected model numbers and BIOS versions are now in the this section of the PC-BSD Handbook.

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Written by dru. Posted in hardware

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