Problems with 5.2.1 Release
joshua at twobirds.us
Sat Apr 24 21:58:17 PDT 2004
* Matt Anderson <emattman at cascadeaccess.com> [2004-04-24 21:46]:
> Hello everyone,
> I've got an older computer. PIII 450. Riva TNT 2 video. Plenty of
> Couple of issues. First, let me say that I've been using FreeBSD off
> and on since version 3.
> 1. 1st hardrive has Windows XP on it. Full Drive. 2nd drive is
> devoted to FreeBSD. Boot manager, unlike older versions, seems to
> always change the active partition when I boot into FreeBSD thus after a
> reboot I have to boot from a DOS floppy and make the XP partition on the
> 1st drive active so the computer can boot. I've done several installs
> over the last couple of days and can not seem to find a way around this.
Others may/may not scold me for suggesting this, but I have had *very*
good luck with GAG:
It will not disrupt your existing loader, and it'll boot both OSes just
fine from either disk.
> 2. I WAS having a problem with the machine freezing every time I
> started X. I read in the erata about the ACIP problems and got around
> that. However, when I created a "custom" kernel, and all I did was add
> the pcm driver so I could have sound, the machine freezes on boot while
> accessing the ethernet card. 3Com card that works fine with the Generic
> kernel. That has me completely stumped.
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