BTX halted trying to boot X4100 from disk

Scot Hetzel swhetzel at
Wed Dec 6 22:54:11 PST 2006

On 12/6/06, Torfinn Ingolfsen <torfinn.ingolfsen at> wrote:
> I have a laptop (runs FreeBSD / i386) which works ok with the internal
> drive, but refuses to boot from an external (usb) hard drive [1].
> I wonder if this fix would help with this problem...
> 1) The problem is hard to debug, because as soon as I try too boot a
> FreeBSD partition off a usb hard drive, the screen starts scrolling
> what looks like register dumps (hard to tell, it rolls by too quickly)
> in an endless loop.
> However, I have no problems booting NetBSD or OpenBSD from other
> partitions on the same hard drive.
I have a similar problem booting FreeBSD/AMD64 from a cdrom drive on a
HP dv8000 system.  What I found is that it starts the registery dump
after I see /boot/loader.conf on the screen.

I found a work arround, in which if I press the spacebar until I see
on the screen that it is loading the kernel (i.e.

see PR 105514

Try using the above work arround, and see if it will allow you to boot
off of the usb drive.

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