Acer ASPIRE M1100 unable to boot FreeBSD7 AMD64

Joaquin Llamas Aspa jllamasaspa at
Mon May 26 08:07:50 UTC 2008


     Recently I've purchased an Acer Aspire M1100 box (AMD64 x2) and since I was having 2 FreeBSD Boxes (1WorkStation with AMD64 and 1Server with i386) I've decided to replace the Server (quite an old one).

     The problem appears when the installation disk doesn't boot up, and produces a kernel trap that I'm unable to write down over here because corrupts the codepage, and the messages that appear are quite unreadable.

     I've tried to boot up again with this CD (freebsd installation disc 1 [disk that I've verified was ok and no problems with the download]) and when the first text menu appears (the one with few options on left with numbers and a ascii text beastie draw) I've selected option 2 (ACPI) and then looks like the system went a bit better, but halted when trying to mount "Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/md0".

     I've read the thread on :

     But my box doesn't have any Floppy Drive (most AMD64 boxes don't have it recently) so I'm a bit clueless.

     And I'm doing it on a real box, not on a virtualized one.

     If you could help me, I would really appretiate it.

Joaquin Llamas Aspa

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