FreeBSD Failures on Pentium E2180 with nForce nf-610i Chipset mb Asustek P5N-MX

Victor M. Blood freebsd at
Sun Mar 30 12:56:28 PDT 2008

On 30.03.2008, Thierry Herbelot wrote:
> Le Sunday 30 March 2008, Victor M. Blood a ecrit :
>> >
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > good news if the machine starts correctly !
>> >
>> > the next step is finding the conditions when the machine does not start,
>> > and get a verbose log.
>> Problem with 2Gb of memory? WinXP startup and work correct. Without
>> hw.physmem="1G" kernel don't start and no any log can be made.

> then try other values : 1500Mb, .... to see where it stops

> it is your machine, and you are the only one who can try different 
> combinations.

> you say that the kernel does not start if you remove hw.physmem="1G" : maybe
> the loader has troubles with the memory map from the BIOS ?

hm, this MB has integrated video chip, may be memory size can't be
correctly detected, thanks for idea. I set physmem to 1500M, 1700M,
1900M, kernel was started and devices probed. but then try 2G - system
reboot after kernel priambula:

Overlapping or non-monotonic memory region, ignoring second region
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FreeBSD 8.0-CURRENT #0: Fri Mar 28 01:02:20 MSK 2008
    root at matrix:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
WARNING: WITNESS option enabled, expect reduced performance.

=== [reboot]

I think with hw.physmem="1800M" it will work fine :), thanks for help.
With all regards, Victor M. Blood.   mailto: freebsd at
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