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Old 20th January 2010
AlexLibman AlexLibman is offline
Real Name: Alex Libman
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Because some laptops don't have external serial ports, and opening it up to check the motherboard simply isn't an option when you need to have that laptop working ASAP?

In any case, I continue to be a big fan of OpenBSD in other situations, but not for this laptop - unless of course the issues are resolved in later versions, or someone makes a debug bootloader that can log boot messages to HDD, USB, or netcat (whichever is easier to implement w/o loading the full kernel).

Stupid question - can the startup messages be written to the BIOS DMI event log?
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