problems installing 6.2 on Dell Dimension 4100
modulok at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 00:37:15 UTC 2007
On 6/6/07, S Parrish <wsparrish at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I am new to FreeBSD and am trying to install 6.2 on a Dell Dimension 4100.
> After I get to the "Welcome to FreeBSD!" screen and press enter, I see the
> /boot/kernel/acpi.ko text=0x43698 data=0x23c0+0x10f0
> The second line is the position of the "twirling baton" when the system
> 1GHz Pentium III processor
> 512 MB RAM
> 2) 80GB Western Digital IDE hard drives
> 3.5 inch floppy drive
> Sony IDE DVD-ROM drive
> (not sure of brand, came with the Dell) IDE CD-RW drive
> Nvidia Ge-Force III video adapter with 128 MB ram (AGP)
> D-Link 10/100 Ethernet card (PCI)
> D-Link WiFi card (PCI)
> Creative Soundblaster Live sound card (PCI)
> 3-port Firewire card
> USB 1.1 built into MB
> PS/2 keyboard
> USB mouse
> I have tried disabling everything possible in the BIOS as well as removing
> every card, with the exception of the video card. I still get the same
> results. I've tried every possible combination of primary/slave for both
> hard drives and CD/DVD drives. Still no luck.
> I have tried disabling ACPI to no avail.
> I have also tried FreeBSD 5.5 and PC-BSD 1.3.01 and get the same
> results....system hangs. Note that I have been able to successfully install
> a number of Linux distros (including Mandrake, Fedora, Suse, Ubuntu, and
> Debian) on this box previously with no problems.
> Note that I *can* get to the "loader prompt" by selecting option 6 in the
> welcome screen menu. However, every other option in the menu results in a
> system hang.
> Has anyone ever run across anything like this? I've been working on this
> for 3 days and am at wit's end. Any help is greatly appreciated!
On the up side, yes. I have a toshiba laptop (I forget the model
number, and it's not with me at the moment) and it does the same
thing. The only thing I didn't try, is to attempt an install with a
stripped custom kernel.
On the down side, I haven't gotten back to that project (among
others), so I have yet to get it to work. In the mean time I installed
Debian Sarge (though I still use FreeBSD on my main workstation). So,
umm....you're not alone...if that helps?
Sorry. Maybe someone else has some sage-like advice?
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