system hangs on boot up

User Wagashi abon2005 at
Sat Sep 24 06:31:27 PDT 2005

Hi. I am attempting to install freebsd 5.4 on a toshiba satelite a25
laptop, in a dual boot scenario with windows xp pro. I have the media
on 3 cds: one boot only, cd 1, and cd 2. When i boot from the bsd cd, i
get to the devil screen and select normal startup. It then loads up
some things and gets to this, where it just hangs and i can hear the cd
stop in the drive: ata0: channel #0 on atapci0.

I was instructed to look at the handbook, but that did not seem to get
me anywhere. I just updated my chipset, but my bios is a good two years
old. After looking at the handbook it seems like this is indeed an acpi
issue, any help is greatly appreciated!


James Heck
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