ndis panic HP pavilion ze4400 won't boot
glen.j.barber at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 14:20:39 PST 2009
On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 4:59 PM, Neal Hogan <nealhogan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 3:37 PM, Glen Barber <glen.j.barber at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 11:37 AM, Neal Hogan <nealhogan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I'm father new to fBSD. I hope this is the appropriate list to send this
>> > question to.
>> > I just installed 7.1-RELEASE on my HP pavilion and attempted to
>> > configure my
>> > Broadcom wlan card (BCM94309 version 126.96.36.199) using ndisgen. I cp'd
>> > the
>> > bcmwl5_sys.ko to /boot/kernel and added *bcmwl5_sys_load="YES"* to my
>> > /boot/loader.conf. Now the machine will not boot. It crashes when it
>> > reaches
>> > the ndis0 line. I've tried booting in all the modes but they all fail to
>> > boot. I can escape to prompt, but am unsure what, if anything, I can do
>> > in
>> > that mode to deal with the situation.
>> > With other releases (6.4 and 7.0) the machine would panick when I
>> > attempted
>> > to ifconfig ndis0. However, I was able to boot in single user mode and
>> > temporarily move the rc.conf file so that I cound boot in the default
>> > mode.
>> > With 7.1, I don't appear to have that option.
>> > Is there anything I can do, short of a fresh install, to eliminate this
>> > problem? I'm not too worried about getting the wifi up (although, I
>> > won't
>> > turn down any advice). I just want the machine to boot.
>> I discovered a wierd hack to resolve this. Remove the line(s) from
>> loader.conf, and create an /etc/rc.local file containing the
>> /sbin/kldload /boot/modules/bcmwl5_sys.ko
>> That should survive a reboot.
>> Glen Barber
>> "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I
>> learn." - Benjamin Franklin
> I tried your suggestion (which I appreciate) and it did survive rebooting.
> However, bcmwl5_sys.ko was not loaded because there was no ndis interface.
> So, I change the rc.local to
> /sbin/kldload /boot/kernel/bcmwl5_sys.ko
> Upon reboot, the system panicked when it loaded the rc.local file.
> I don't know . . .
Any additional modules should be placed in /boot/modules, not
/boot/kernel. What happens if you manually load the module after the
system is running?
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I
learn." - Benjamin Franklin
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