I wanna use FreeBSD in my laptop and it stucks booting (i can't
even install it)
freebsd at meijome.net
Fri Jul 27 06:13:57 UTC 2007
On Thu, 26 Jul 2007 19:26:33 -0500
Sergio Andrés Ligregni Arredondo <chekkko at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi!, listen, I have a COMPAQ Presario V2615LA (laptop) with AMD Sempron 1.83Ghz 256 MB RAM 40 GB HDI have also the FreeBSD i386 6.2 CD (I also tried with 6.1 and it's the same, or 6.2 alpha and it doesn't works)
> When I put the CD into my drive, and I boot from it, it appears the FreeBSD booting MENU, and I choose 1 (default)(I also tried with single user, ACPI disabled, safe mode) and it starts loading the devices, but, almost in the end of that (I said almost because I have a desktop and there it works OK, and when the following message appears, is almost the finish) the loading process stucks in a line that says:
> Timecounter ticks every 1.000 msec
> And the HD led keeps turned on, but the CD drive led turns off (I mean it's not reading anything from CD).OK, be patiently you could say, but, I have waited 2 hours or more and int doesn't seem to progress.
> THE FOLLOWING IS JUST FOR GIVE YOU MORE IDEA THAT MY PROBLEM IS:
> I had installed Ubuntu linux (I am pretty sure FreeBSD is more powerful than linux, that's why I didn't keep Ubuntu), I said that because Ubuntu is for i386 arquitecture and it is not too compatible as FreeBSD, I think, if it runs linux, it sure runs FreeBSD (and my laptop's arquitecture is not extraordinary, I think is pretty common)!
> I have asked on freebsd-question (they sent me here) and they confirm that my arquitecture is i386, so I have the right CD, and which I said, I installed FreeBSD in my desktop but in an external (USB) Hard Drive, when I boot from this, it stucks at the same line, so my CD drive is ok, I really want to install it in my laptop because I almost always out home (university).
> I really don't know where is the real problem, but I was wondering if changing some variables with 6 (go to prompt) and disabling some drives or something
search the archives, i've seen a couple of posts about people's computers stuck @ 1,000 msec . ( u should let it sit for a while...i vaguely remember in mine getting unstuck after 5 minutes or not...i solved it, but i cant remember what it was).
anyway, have you tried breaking the menu, disabling APIC and then booting?
my laptops havent been able to boot unless I did that. now i just have
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