kern/102410: FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE installation boot freeze on Asus P4S800D-X

Paul Sbarra tones111 at
Wed Aug 23 00:40:17 UTC 2006

>Number:         102410
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE installation boot freeze on Asus P4S800D-X
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Aug 23 00:40:15 GMT 2006
>Originator:     Paul Sbarra
>Release:        6.1-RELEASE
N/A - Using FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE-i386-bootonly.iso installation CD 
When attempting to boot the 6.1-RELEASE-i386-bootonly.iso installation CD the kernel freezes consistently at the same location.  The md5sum of the disk has been verified and the cd works normally on other machines.  I have dissabled ACPI, S-ATA, ethernet, and audio in the BIOS with no luck.  Freezes occur when booting with ACPI disabled, safe mode, and verbose.

My Hardware configuration:
Asus P4S800D-X motherboard
Pentium4 2.8GHz CPU
512+256 MB RAM
MSI MX4000-T128 (Video)
40GB IBM hard drive
lite-on 52x CD burner

The problem still occurred after swapping out the video card for one that has worked with FreeBSD in the past so I think it's a motherboard issue.

The last few lines of the verbose boot option are...

pcib0: matched entry for 0.9.INTA (src \_SB_.LNKB:0)
pcib0: slot 9 INTA routed to irq11 via \_SB_.LNKB
agp0: <SiS 655 host to AGP bridge> mem 0xf0000000-0xf7ffffff at device 0.0 on pci0
agp0: Reserved 0x80000000 bytes for rid 0x10 type 3 at 0xf0000000
agp0: allocating GATT for aperture of size 128M
<freeze> no hard drive or CD rom access

Thank you for your help resolving this issue and please let me know what I can do to help troubleshoot.
boot the computer with the boot CD loaded.
Select any menu option 1-5 at the install boot screen.
The computer will freeze during initialization

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