5.3-BETAx Boot Problems

Pratt, Benjamin E. bepratt at stcloudstate.edu
Thu Sep 30 05:44:57 PDT 2004

Thank you both very much.  This did indeed resolve my issues and I am
getting FreeBSD 5.3-BETA6 configured on my problem system.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Gavin Atkinson
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 12:50 PM
To: Pratt, Benjamin E.
Cc: freebsd-stable at freebsd.org; freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: 5.3-BETAx Boot Problems

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

> Hello, I am still trying to get FreeBSD Beta to work but am running
> problems when my system boots.  The boot problem appears to be
> 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

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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