FreeBSD 5.2.1 locks up during installation CD boot
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Sun Mar 14 12:56:06 PST 2004
Lucas Holt <lucas.holt at wmich.edu> writes:
> I'm having a problem booting FreeBSD 5.2.1 using a 5.2.1 release CD.
> The system hangs when mounting the / partition on md0. (memory disk i
> think) I never make it to the gui installer. It does work if i use
> safe mode.
> System hardware:
> Athelon XP 2000+ (266mhz fsb)
> PC2100 256mb ram
> 40 gig maxtor ata 133 hdd
> ASUS nforce2 based motherboard with onboard NIC
> Nvidia geforce 2 AGP video 64mb
> Looking on the freebsd website, I noticed that it could be a problem
> with ACPI or maybe the IDE controller. Is there a way to disable this
> on the installed version? I'm hoping its the ACPI and not the ata133
> ide controller. The ide controller is the nforce2 which the release
> notes say it supports.
There's a boot menu with ASCII art of the FreeBSD daemon,
at which you can select "no ACPI"...
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