Frustrating inability to boot amd64
dgilbert at dclg.ca
Wed Apr 5 23:50:29 UTC 2006
At this point, I've been through 4 AMD64 motherboards. Commonly,
AE_BAD_CHARACTER stops ACPI (or apic?) from figuring out the system
--- this has happened on 3 out of four boards. On this latest board,
it can turn off APIC. If I do that, FreeBSD hangs after detecting the
disks. The only "wrong" thing on the screen is
module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (amr_linux, 0xffffffff805ebcc0, 0)
I have tested boot CDs for amd64 from 6.0-RELEASE, 6.1-BETA1 and
6.1-BETA4. None have successfully booted on these boards.
Strangely enough, i386 boots fine, APIC and all.
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