5.3-BETAx Boot Problems

Gavin Atkinson gavin.atkinson at ury.york.ac.uk
Wed Sep 29 10:50:35 PDT 2004

On Wed, 29 Sep 2004, Pratt, Benjamin E. wrote:

> Hello, I am still trying to get FreeBSD Beta to work but am running into
> problems when my system boots.  The boot problem appears to be occurring
> just after the IDE drives are detected but before the root file system
> is mounted. These are the last four lines of text that are displayed
> when I try to boot from either ISO or after running CVSUP:
>   md0: Preloaded image </boot/mfsroot> 4423680 bytes at 0xc09b6c5c
>   ad0: 29314MB <IC35L030AVV207-0/V21OA66A> [59560/16/63] at ata0-master UDMA66
>   ATAPI_RESET time = 1630us
>   acd0: CDRW <Hewlett-Packard CD-Writer Plus 9100/1.0c> at ata1-master UDMA33

Yes, this bug was present in BETA5 and BETA6. It will be fixed in BETA7.
In the mean time, you can avoid it by disabling your floppy drive
(by setting hint.fd.0.disabled=1 at the loader)


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