5.3-BETA6 boot-time hang

Bruce A. Mah bmah at freebsd.org
Sun Oct 3 20:57:46 PDT 2004

If memory serves me right, Bruce A. Mah wrote:
> I just updated a RELENG_5 system from sometime around 5.3-BETA4 (17
> September) to very late 5.3-BETA6 (just before the 5.3-BETA7 version
> number bump) and it's now hanging after probing its DVD drive.  This
> problem sounds vaguely like what was described in the thread "ATTN
> Soren: BETA3 still hangs on ATAPI DVD Detection during boot":
> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2004-September/036543.html

Ah, disregard.  This was actually more closely related to an fdc driver
bug discussed in the "5.3-BETA5-i386-disc1 bootstrap failures" thread:


Guess I missed that thread.

hint.fd.0.disabled=1 is an acceptable workaround to me, at least for now.

Sorry for the chatter...


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