Cannot get freebsd up and running...
spiroth10 at inbox.com
Wed Feb 14 17:53:03 UTC 2007
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first posted this on a FreeBSD help forum, where I was quickly redirected here (I guess this is a serious issue...)
I'm going to first off my hardware is:
NviDia 7900 GT OC gfx card
??? Hard drive with windows XP on it (came with the PC...)
SeaGate ST340810A Hard drive as slave (This one has FreeBSD on it)
I added on to an EMachines T6536 to get this setup... I cannot find
any info on my motherboard at all... I think its an American
Megatrends board though.
OK, this problem is not a simple one to diagnose, and probably near impossible to fix.
when I began to install FreeBSD (Actually PC-BSD, but it is 100% the
same aside from the installer pretty much...) It gave me errors about
ACPI (which my PC here does support...) I got through the installer by
disabling ACPI, but it doesn't work that way when I try to start it
these errors were:
ACPI-0397: *** Error: name:43005350
ACPI-0397: in namespace, ACPI-0204: *** Error: AcpiLoadTables: could not AE_BAD_CHARACTER
ACPI-0213: *** Error: AE_BAD_CHARACTER
ACPI: table MADT: ACPI Startup failed with
the other errors are not so easy to describe. They move rapidly down
the screen, and repeat over and over again until I pull the plug.
these errors occur when I try to start the system after disabling
these are for da0 all...)
all the info I that they look somewhat like this,
SCSI (da#: umass Not Ready csi-0,aa,55,40
asc: 3a, 0
there is a
Windows works fine on this PC, and I had a working linux installation
prviously as well (although I did get some funky errors too, but it
just ignored then and moved on without trouble...) So I'm pretty sure
it's some sort of issue BSD is having with my PC, and not some issue
with my processor.
please help, I'd really like to use BSD, and I'm willing to do
whatever I can to work through this. I Don't mean to sound like a
newbie, and I'm not, I've used other types of Unix for years, it's
just this is my first *real* run in with BSD, and this is a pretty new
computer I'm using... not to mention my first encounter with those
This imply, even when system.
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