booting beta3 on A7N8X

Lee Harr missive at
Sun Sep 12 07:26:23 PDT 2004

>I have an A7N8X-E Deluxe, and have used it with 5.2.1-RELEASE-p9 and now
>5.3 beta3. The issues I've read about with Asus mobos have been with
>the VIA chipset, which isn't on these boards, and also with ACPI - I
>have it disabled in BIOS and in the kernel.

Yea, that is the  exact same board I have. I thought the main problem
was with the nforce2 chipset...

I tried the "Boot with ACPI disabled" choice from the bootloader, but
that one hung during the boot also... I did not try disabling ACPI in
the BIOS, but I will give that a try.

>>Recently I found out that I can make the system boot
>>4.10-stable by disabling firewire in the kernel. Otherwise
>>it freezes up while booting.
>I didn't need to do that, but I don't have any firewire devices, so when
>I create a custom kernel I end up commenting that out, but it boots
>even in GENERIC for me. Do you remember if there was a specific error
>message? What's on the screen when it freezes, like what line of text
>is last?

There is a thread on -stable where I posted the boot messages.
Here is one ...

>> > Can I create a 5.3 cd myself from my 4.10 system?
>> >   (one without firewire, for instance...)
>>Er ... no, but you can download ISOs for 5.3 from the fbsd site.
>Wait ... what do you mean? You can pull the sources and create your own
>CDs, but you can't use the 4.10 source to make a 5.3 system.

Well... my thought was to set up a 2nd src directory and cvsup
to RELENG_5_3 so I could build a 5.3 system and then create
my own iso using a customized kernel without firewire. I just am
not sure I can do all of that while running on a 4.10 system...

Thanks for your time.

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