Booting stops on sysinstall

Scott Long scottl at
Tue Jan 6 23:49:22 PST 2004

Eivind Olsen wrote:
> Hello.
> I just tried to boot FreeBSD 5.2-RC2 from CD (to install it) but it 
> stops. I see there's already a PR for this dated 28th of December 2003: 
> i386/60671
> The laptop I'm trying to install FreeBSD on is not the same model/make 
> as the one in the PR (the PR mentions a Toshiba Satellite, this one is a 
> Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook).
> Doing a verbose boot tells me that it stops while trying to start 
> sysinstall. The last lines of output are:
> start_init: trying /sbin/init
> start_init: trying /sbin/oinit
> start_init: trying /sbin/init.old
> start_init: trying /stand/sysinstall
> (could be spelling errors, I don't have that laptop in front of me right 
> now)
> There's no error message, things just hang there. If I remember 
> correctly, doing a non-verbose boot, the last text that's printed is 
> "mounting root from ufs: /dev/md0".
> Are there any things I should do to perhaps find out why it just hangs? 
> Any suggestions?

Can you submit a full boot log?


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