Hang on install of 5.3 on old Presario
4711 at chello.at
Wed Dec 22 00:17:06 PST 2004
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On Wednesday 22 December 2004 06:13, Scott I. Remick wrote:
> I'm trying to breathe some life into some old hardware by giving it a task
> of a server. I've burnt the full 5.3 ISO to CD. I can get it to read the CD
> fine and start to boot. I get as far as the "Welcome to FreeBSD" menu (with
> the ASCII daemon). No matter what option I choose, the bar then spins for a
> moment and then the computer hangs.
> I've tried upgrading the BIOS to the latest offered from Compaq's website
> (although it's dated 1998). I've turned off PnP, and all unneeded ports
> (including serial, parallel, USB). I've tried both the "DOS" and "Other"
> setting for the HDD geometry. I've turned off all power-saving. Nothing
> seems to work. I've also tried using the 3 floppies... same problem.
Try to disable acpi at the loader(8) prompt:
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