amd64/171355: FreeBSD 9.1rc1 (and 10-HEAD) not booting on HP Pavilion g6 2147sl

Stefano Marinelli stefano at
Wed Sep 5 20:20:03 UTC 2012

>Number:         171355
>Category:       amd64
>Synopsis:       FreeBSD 9.1rc1 (and 10-HEAD) not booting on HP Pavilion g6 2147sl
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-amd64
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Sep 05 20:20:03 UTC 2012
>Originator:     Stefano Marinelli
>Release:        9.1-rc1
impossible to obtain - machine stops at boot
I tried to install FreeBSD 9.1-rc1 (amd64 and i386, no difference) on the HP Pavilion g6 2147sl. The installation disk's loader runs, the kernel starts to boot then hangs. No strange messages come out (even with verbose output turned on) and the boot process stops there. Everything seems to be recognised in a proper way (usb3, ahci, re0 network card, etc).
I've done some tests (thanks to the suggestions on the ##freebsd irc channel's people) but no success and no further information to add. I can't even go to ddb. But if I remove the cd from the tray, the status change gets detected and the kernel prints something on the screen.

9.0 can boot, but it's almost unusable as both the re0 and the wifi interface aren't detected and there isn't any support for power management so fans are running all the time.

It seems to stop after USB recognition. But I guess it's already finished with usb...



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