Usb boot probleme on Acer aspire 3 a315-41


Look what I found on acer forum:

"OS must be x64 bit version and EFI compatible.

USB flash drive must have GPT partition scheme and be FAT32 formatted."


That part seems to fall into what @jimbygh posted above, no? He has steps where he ran gpart


so, that’s interesting. they require a GPT partition scheme.

in this case it may be the bios sees a ‘corrupt’ GPT scheme and decides not to boot it.

try this: (recall to use the correct device id - da0 is just an example)

gpart recover da0

then do a

gpart show da0

the “CORRUPT” designation should go away.

try to boot it and let us know!



Sorry for my bad English…

Yesterday I am buy ultrabook Acer Swift 1 SF-114-32-P6XL based on Intel CPU Pentium Silver N5000 Gemini lake. This ultrabook good works with Windows and Xubuntu Linux, but not start FreeBSD installer from USB.

May be solution is set active partition to FAT efi partition. For hint recover partition output is recover is not needed.

This ultrabook only with WiFi connection not supported in FreeBSD at this time and now I am Linux user on this ultrabook.


[SOLVED] I am disable Secure Boot and can boot from USB FreeBSD 12 RELEASE stick.


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FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE r341666 GENERIC amd64
FreeBSD clang version 6.0.1 (tags/RELEASE_601/final 335540) (based on LLVM 6.0.1)
VT(efifb): resolution 1920x1080
CPU: Intel® Pentium® Silver N5000 CPU @ 1.10GHz (4447.73-MHz K8-class CPU)
Origin=“GenuineIntel” Id=0x706a1 Family=0x6 Model=0x7a Stepping=1
AMD Features=0x2c100800<SYSCALL,NX,Page1GB,RDTSCP,LM>
AMD Features2=0x101<LAHF,Prefetch>
Structured Extended Features2=0x40400004<UMIP,RDPID,SGXLC>
Structured Extended Features3=0x2c000000<IBPB,STIBP,ARCH_CAP>
TSC: P-state invariant, performance statistics
real memory = 4294967296 (4096 MB)
avail memory = 3874258944 (3694 MB)
Event timer “LAPIC” quality 600
WARNING: L1 data cache covers fewer APIC IDs than a core (0 < 1)
FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 4 CPUs
FreeBSD/SMP: 1 package(s) x 4 core(s)
arc4random: no preloaded entropy cache
ioapic0 <Version 2.0> irqs 0-119 on motherboard
Launching APs: 2 3 1
Timecounter “TSC-low” frequency 1111932818 Hz quality 1000
random: entropy device external interface
kbd1 at kbdmux0
netmap: loaded module
[ath_hal] loaded
module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (vesa, 0xffffffff810f9770, 0) error 19
random: registering fast source Intel Secure Key RNG
random: fast provider: “Intel Secure Key RNG”
efirtc0: on motherboard
efirtc0: registered as a time-of-day clock, resolution 1.000000s
cryptosoft0: on motherboard
acpi0: on motherboard
acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
unknown: I/O range not supported
cpu0: on acpi0
attimer0: port 0x40-0x43,0x50-0x53 irq 0 on acpi0
Timecounter “i8254” frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
Event timer “i8254” frequency 1193182 Hz quality 100
atrtc0: port 0x70-0x77 on acpi0
atrtc0: Warning: Couldn’t map I/O.
atrtc0: registered as a time-of-day clock, resolution 1.000000s
Event timer “RTC” frequency 32768 Hz quality 0
hpet0: iomem 0xfed00000-0xfed003ff irq 8 on acpi0
Timecounter “HPET” frequency 19200000 Hz quality 950
Event timer “HPET” frequency 19200000 Hz quality 550
Event timer “HPET1” frequency 19200000 Hz quality 440
Event timer “HPET2” frequency 19200000 Hz quality 440
Event timer “HPET3” frequency 19200000 Hz quality 440
Event timer “HPET4” frequency 19200000 Hz quality 440
Timecounter “ACPI-fast” frequency 3579545 Hz quality 900
acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x408-0x40b on acpi0
acpi_ec0: <Embedded Controller: GPE 0x25> port 0x62,0x66 on acpi0
pcib0: port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
pci0: on pcib0
vgapci0: port 0x1000-0x103f mem 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff,0x90000000-0x9fffffff at device 2.0 on pci0
vgapci0: Boot video device
pci0: at device 12.0 (no driver attached)
hdac0: <Intel (0x3198) HDA Controller> mem 0xa1114000-0xa1117fff,0xa1000000-0xa10fffff irq 25 at device 14.0 on pci0
pci0: at device 15.0 (no driver attached)
ahci0: port 0x1080-0x1087,0x1088-0x108b,0x1060-0x107f mem 0xa1118000-0xa1119fff,0xa1121000-0xa11210ff,0xa111f000-0xa111f7ff at device 18.0 on pci0
ahci0: AHCI v1.31 with 1 6Gbps ports, Port Multiplier supported
ahcich0: at channel 0 on ahci0
pcib1: at device 19.0 on pci0
pci1: on pcib1
xhci0: <XHCI (generic) USB 3.0 controller> mem 0xa1100000-0xa110ffff irq 17 at device 21.0 on pci0
xhci0: 32 bytes context size, 64-bit DMA
usbus0: waiting for BIOS to give up control
xhci_interrupt: host controller halted
usbus0 on xhci0
usbus0: 5.0Gbps Super Speed USB v3.0
sdhci_pci0: mem 0xa111d000-0xa111dfff,0xa111e000-0xa111efff irq 39 at device 28.0 on pci0
sdhci_pci0: 1 slot(s) allocated
mmc0: <MMC/SD bus> on sdhci_pci0
isab0: at device 31.0 on pci0
isa0: on isab0
acpi_lid0: on acpi0
acpi_button0: on acpi0
acpi_tz0: on acpi0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> port 0x60,0x64 irq 1 on acpi0
atkbd0: irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> irq 12 on atkbdc0
psm0: model Generic PS/2 mouse, device ID 0
acpi_acad0: on acpi0
battery0: on acpi0
est0: on cpu0
Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
arc4random: no preloaded entropy cache
hdacc0: at cad 0 on hdac0
hdaa0: at nid 1 on hdacc0
pcm0: <Realtek ALC256 (Internal Analog)> at nid 20 and 18 on hdaa0
pcm1: <Realtek ALC256 (Front Analog Headphones)> at nid 33 on hdaa0
hdacc1: <Intel (0x280d) HDA CODEC> at cad 2 on hdac0
hdaa1: <Intel (0x280d) Audio Function Group> at nid 1 on hdacc1
ugen0.1: <0x8086 XHCI root HUB> at usbus0
uhub0: <0x8086 XHCI root HUB, class 9/0, rev 3.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus0
mmc0: No compatible cards found on bus
ada0 at ahcich0 bus 0 scbus0 target 0 lun 0
ada0: <HFS128G39TND-N210A 30001P10> ACS-2 ATA SATA 3.x device
ada0: Serial Number EI88N00541MD3882R
ada0: 600.000MB/s transfers (SATA 3.x, UDMA6, PIO 8192bytes)
ada0: Command Queueing enabled
ada0: 122104MB (250069680 512 byte sectors)
Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ufs/FreeBSD_Install [ro,noatime]…
Root mount waiting for: usbus0
uhub0: 16 ports with 16 removable, self powered
Root mount waiting for: usbus0
ugen0.2: at usbus0
Root mount waiting for: usbus0
Root mount waiting for: usbus0
ugen0.3: at usbus0
umass0 on uhub0
umass0: <SanDisk Cruzer Force, class 0/0, rev 2.10/1.00, addr 2> on usbus0
umass0: SCSI over Bulk-Only; quirks = 0xc100
umass0:1:0: Attached to scbus1
da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 scbus1 target 0 lun 0
da0: <SanDisk Cruzer Force 1.00> Removable Direct Access SPC-4 SCSI device
da0: Serial Number 4C530001251020120483
da0: 40.000MB/s transfers
da0: 14939MB (30595072 512 byte sectors)
da0: quirks=0x2<NO_6_BYTE>
ugen0.4: at usbus0
Root mount waiting for: usbus0
ugen0.5: at usbus0
ugen0.6: <vendor 0x8087 product 0x0aaa> at usbus0
mountroot: waiting for device /dev/ufs/FreeBSD_Install…
random: unblocking device.
arc4random: no preloaded entropy cache
arc4random: no preloaded entropy cache
lo0: link state changed to UP
ums0 on uhub0
ums0: <A4Tech USB Mouse, class 0/0, rev 1.10/0.17, addr 3> on usbus0
ums0: 8 buttons and [XYZ] coordinates ID=0
ubt0 on uhub0
ubt0: <vendor 0x8087 product 0x0aaa, class 224/1, rev 2.00/0.02, addr 5> on usbus0
WARNING: attempt to domain_add(bluetooth) after domainfinalize()
WARNING: attempt to domain_add(netgraph) after domainfinalize()
ubt0: ubt_ctrl_write_callback:782: control transfer failed: USB_ERR_TIMEOUT
ng_hci_process_command_timeout: ubt0hci - unable to complete HCI command OGF=0x3, OCF=0x3. Timeout
ugen0.4: at usbus0 (disconnected)
ums0: at uhub0, port 6, addr 3 (disconnected)
ums0: detached
ugen0.4: at usbus0
ums0 on uhub0
ums0: <A4Tech USB Mouse, class 0/0, rev 1.10/0.17, addr 6> on usbus0
ums0: 8 buttons and [XYZ] coordinates ID=0
ugen0.4: at usbus0 (disconnected)
ums0: at uhub0, port 6, addr 6 (disconnected)
ums0: detached
ugen0.4: <UFD 2.0 Silicon-Power16G> at usbus0
umass1 on uhub0
umass1: <UFD 2.0 Silicon-Power16G, class 0/0, rev 2.00/11.00, addr 7> on usbus0
umass1: SCSI over Bulk-Only; quirks = 0x4000
umass1:2:1: Attached to scbus2
da1 at umass-sim1 bus 1 scbus2 target 0 lun 0
da1: <UFD 2.0 Silicon-Power16G 1100> Removable Direct Access SPC-2 SCSI device
da1: Serial Number 201302SP0079213600003596
da1: 40.000MB/s transfers
da1: 15334MB (31405824 512 byte sectors)
da1: quirks=0x2<NO_6_BYTE>

When FreeBSD can support this WiFi Intel adapter for Gemini Lake -> I am return to FreeBSD from Linux. Thanks to All!


Rod, can you help me?

What is status of development support Intel 9560 iwlwifi for ex-Atom Intel Gemini Lake for FreeBSD?

Not much progress yet: