FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE not bootable on a Dell Latitude D510
john at jnielsen.net
Wed Aug 3 14:50:30 GMT 2005
On Wednesday 03 August 2005 01:56, Trond Endrestøl wrote:
> Hi all,
> I received a Dell Latitude D510 yesterday and I wanted to boot FreeBSD
> 5.4-RELEASE from the computer's DVD drive.
> However, the booting process stopped abruptly with the following
> fwohci0: EUI64 36:4f:c0:00:07:ce:d8:30
> NMI ISA b0, EISA ff
> RAM parity error, likely hardware failure.
I saw the same thing on the same hardware. (The RAM was fine.) Since I was
booting into FreeBSD as a diagnostic measure and not to do an installation,
I didn't pursue the matter much further. I _think_ I was able to boot from
a FreeBSD 5.2.1 CD. (I don't remember if I tried 5.3 or not.) That might
be the easiest approach, followed by an upgrarde from source with a custom
(non-firewire) kernel. If all else fails, you can build a kernel without
firewire on another machine, make your own CD, and boot from that.
I'm not sure if a PR has been filed for this or not, or if the problem
persists in 6.0-BETA1.
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