sysinstall issues (was Re: Toshiba Portege R100: 5.1-JPSNAP
install CD hangs)
tekezo at aiit.co.jp
Wed Nov 5 16:13:20 PST 2003
> >>booting a Toshiba Portege R100 off Wednesday's 5.1-JPSNAP install CD
> >>hangs early during the boot, with or without ACPI. It may be related to
> >>probing the graphics chip, see the attached snapshot.
> >R100 has problem with PnP for FreeBSD.
> >My Toshiba Portege R100 on FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE can boot by below process.
> >1) enter BIOS setup (booting with press ESC)
> >2) [Device Config] change to "All Devices" from "Setup by OS"
> Thank you very much, Fumihiko-san, that solved the booting problem!
> However, I was still unable to install 5.1-JPSNAP on the machine. With
> the BIOS settings you suggested, I managed to get to sysinstall. After
> specifying the desired install setting, sysinstall refuses to install, f
> claiming it did not detect a CD/DVD drive?
> The drive in question is detected during boot as:
> umass0: NewAge International STORIX Optical Series, rev 2.00/0.01
> (see http://www.isi.edu/larse/misc/DSC00909.JPG)
> Can sysinstall not install off of USB drives?
In my case using "NOVAC CD-R/RW Station for USB",
very very slow data transfer (maybe using USB 1.1 but 2.0),
so I actually install FreeBSD from FTP.
CD-ROM installing is impractical, though possible.
[this page is written by Japanese])
> To circumvent this issue, I copied the install CD contents onto a local
> FTP server, and tried a network install. After contacting the server and
> formatting the partition, sysinstall panic'ed died with an ffs panic. A
> snapshot of the traceback is here:
Umm, I got this error by update install, not clean install.
> Any ideas on how to pull -current onto this laptop, other then
> installing -stable and compiling from scratch?
"5.1-RELEASE installing first, then cvsup to -current" is better, I think...
(My laptop works fine by this step).
Takayama Fumihiko <tekezo at aiit.co.jp>
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