cdrom hangs FreeBSD boot

Antoine Jacoutot ajacoutot at
Tue Feb 10 00:53:16 PST 2004

Hi :)

I'm using FreeBSD-5.2-RELEASE-p2 and I'm experiencing a very serious problem.
When my cdrom is connected (slave on first IDE slot), FreeBSD hangs on boot 

Timecounter "TSC" frequency 2399937676 Hz quality 800
Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec

There's no error, no panic, no messages whatsoever, it just stays like this 
and stop booting.
I set IDE1/slave to NONE is my bios, so the cdrom would not be discovered on 
boot (temporary solution until it works), but I get the same problem... it 
just hangs.
For now, the only solution is to unplug the cdrom... :(
Just to make sure this was not hardware related, Linux and Windows boot fine 
on the same box with the cdrom pluged-in. FreeBSD also boots fine when the 
cdrom is alone (slave or master) on its IDE slot.

If you have any idea I would really appreciate.
Thanks in advance.


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