Installing troubles with Asus NCCH-DL Dual Xeon Board

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Fri Oct 22 08:57:25 PDT 2004

I've just got a new machine to play with,
for detailed specs of the machine see below...

I've tried to install several releases of FreeBSD,
5.2.1 Release and the 5.3 RC1, but after some lines of boot initialisation,
the machine just reboots without any further notice....

 > Normal Startup and BIOS checks.... then:
Building the boot loader arguments
Looking up /BOOT/LOADER... Found
Relocating the loader and the BTX
Starting the BTX Loader
BTX Loader 1.00 BTX version is 1.01
console: Internal video/keyboard
< here comes the REBOOT...

I've searched the available mailinglists, but because the mainboard is 
quite new,
I couldn't find anything related...
Doe's anyone has any suggestions for solving that problem ?
Could it be just a DVD ROM problem with Freebsd ?  (I've read something 
about some incompatibalities...)
(although Knopix boots correctly from that DVD ROM and can handle both 


Asus NCCH-DL Mainboard (Award BIOS v6.00PG, ACPI BIOS Revision 1003)
Dual Intel Xeon 3.0 GHz 1MB Cache
Intel 82875P/6300ESB Chipset (North/Southbridge)
1 x AGP Pro/8x
2 x 64-bit/66MHz PCI-X
2 x 32 bit/33MHz PCI
2 x SATA (support RAID 0/RAID 1)
Promise PDC20319 4 x SATA
Intel 82547GI Gigabit LAN
and some standard Interfaces (like PS/2 keyboard mouse....etc)
2 x 200 GB Raid over the Promise Controler (2 x ST3200822AS 3.01)
1 x 200 GB on the onboard SATA (ST3200822AS 3.01)

Thanxs in advance !

PS: I'd like to thank you all for supporting FreeBSD, it's just the BEST OS 
ever build ! =)

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