meller1 at nc.rr.com
Mon Oct 13 17:17:12 UTC 2008
> Warren Block wrote:
>> On Sun, 12 Oct 2008, ton80 wrote:
>>> I am trying to install FreeBSD.
>>> During the install (actually at the beginning of the process) the system
>>> hangs indefinitely.
>>> When it gets to the select country screen...it is frozen.
>>> During the boot process, as it is reading all the hardware, it finds the
>>> controller OK then later it states there was an IO error and that the
>>> controller is halted. I have a USB Keyboard and mouse...so I would say
>>> problem is here.
>>> Is there any workaround I can use to get things going?
>> Set "USB Legacy Support" to disabled in the BIOS. If that isn't
>> available, it might work to boot with the keyboard detached. Connect it
>> after the BIOS boot, at the FreeBSD bootloader prompt or maybe at the
>> country select screen.
>> -Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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> I checked the bios....no where does it address USB Legacy Support....only
> options are to turn on or off support for the USB controller.
> My system is a Dell E310 (a few years old). Motherboard is an
> Intel....not sure of the model.
> I am currently running Linux (CentOS) with no problems. I have ran many
> other Linux distros with no problems.
> I am going to attempt to try to boot up and plug in keyboard after
> initialization...without mouse.
> see ya on the other side.
OK, I tried several different methods and two other keyboards...no luck.
During bootup, it sees the USB ports...then it halts them.
What is SIOS?
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