HP Pavilion dv2000 laptop wont boot off install cd
ian j hart
ianjhart at ntlworld.com
Thu Jul 24 10:06:14 UTC 2008
On Monday 21 July 2008 16:51:11 Carlos A. M. dos Santos wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 9:26 AM, Kevin K <kkutzko at teksavvy.com> wrote:
> >> On Thu, 17 Jul 2008 08:31:37 -0400
> >> Kevin K <kkutzko at teksavvy.com> wrote:
> >> > For 7.0-RELEASE, it
> >> > seemed to hang at "Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/md0".
> >> How long did you wait? If you didn't wait 10 or 15 minutes, please do.
> >> Various tests / probes take a long time to time out on some hardware.
> >> HTH
> >> --
> >> Regards,
> >> Torfinn Ingolfsen
> > I tried the 7.0-release-amd64 200807 snapshot and it booted (after
> > holding the spacebar @ /boot/loader.conf).
> I have seen this on some HP notebooks. It seems that the CD drive does
> not to stabilize on time before booting, leading to some disk read
> errors. The trick is to press F9 (or F12, depending on the notebook
> model) to force the BIOS to show the boot device menu. Then, *after
> the CD drive stop spinning*, choose the boot from CD/DVD option.
> > It stopped at Trying to mount root from
> > ufs:/dev/md0". I waited about 30-45 minutes and it didn't continue from
> > that point -- the keyboard was also unresponsive.
> > Does anyone know if this is a known issue?
> Try to disable kbdmux before booting. Jump to the loader prompt and type:
> set hint.kbdmux.0.disabled=1
> boot -v
> If you think things can't get worse it's probably only
> because you lack sufficient imagination.
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Can you try
from the loader prompt.
It's a long shot but it just might work.
As it's a laptop, you might need to do all the other stuff as well.
ian j hart
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