HP nx6110 "freezes" while booting

Doug White dwhite at gumbysoft.com
Tue Mar 15 18:58:03 PST 2005

On Tue, 15 Mar 2005, Juho Vuori wrote:

> I'm experiencing a wierd problem with a hp laptop model nx6110 with
> intel 910gml chipset.
> The system works fine except a wierd thing with the loader. While the
> system is loading the kernel it stops, and won't continue before I touch
> my keyboard. This has never happened to me before, and it feels like a
> really wierd thing.
> I'm not exactly sure what stage of the boot I'm talking about, but it's
> the point where -, |, / and \ characters keep spinning. They spin for
> maybe three steps and then it stops waiting for any key.

If its before any messages mumbling about BTX then thats boot2.  Never
heard of any lockups there... sounds like your disk controller or
something needs the nudge that pressing a key triggers. I'd check for a
BIOS update and reinstall boot2 with "disklabel -B ad0".

Do you have boot0 installed (i.e.k, does it ask for an F key to pick a
partition)? If you do you might try setting the packet option with

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