Dell 1850 + Perc 4e/Si + FreeBSD 5.3-BETA3 install CD = Panic at boot

Doug Ambrisko ambrisko at
Sun Sep 19 20:35:56 PDT 2004

Tony Jago writes:
| Hi all,
| Just a quick note to let you know that the FreeBSD 5.3-BETA3 cd panic's
| a Dell 1850. These machines have the new Perc 4e/Si Raid controller. If
| the card is in either "RAID Enabled" or "SCSI Enabled" mode in the BIOS
| the machine panics booting the installation CD. If this Perc 4e card is
| disabled the CD boots into sysinstall just fine.
| Memory modified after free 0xc3c01180(124) val=c3c3f80c @ 0xc3c01198
| panic: Most recently used by AFD driver

Disable or remove the ATA devices and it will boot okay including the
amd64 kernel.  Of course this would make it harder to us the CD.
You might try a USB drive or boot via PXE.

Doug A.

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