Error installing 5.3-release before sysinstall

Kris Kennaway kris at
Tue Feb 22 21:46:57 GMT 2005

On Tue, Feb 22, 2005 at 04:37:15PM -0500, Nick wrote:
> I am attempting to upgrade my system from 4.9 to 5.3-RELEASE.  I removed my
> 4.9 partition using /stand/sysinstall.  Next, I booted from the mininstall CD, 
> and a menu with the beastie and seven boot options is presented.  When I 
> attempt any of the boot options, it gives errors and warns me of an "Automatic 
> reboot in 15 seconds".  
> The lines leading up to this warning are:
> ***
> ep0:  eeprom failed ot come ready.
> ep0:  ep_alloc() failed! (6)
> panic:  resource_list_release:  resource entry is not busy
> Uptime: 1s
> Shutting down ACPI
> ****
> If I choose too boot without ACPI, then that particular warning is removed.  

OK, so can't you just do this?  Many older systems do not support ACPI
properly (i.e. they only support it to the level required to run
windows), so you just need to disable it to run FreeBSD on them.

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