FreeBSD 5.x-6.0 Unable To Boot

Nathan Vidican nvidican at
Fri Nov 4 19:38:20 GMT 2005

Not sure if the issue is related, but on the Compaq R3000-series machines, you 
have to disable the keyboard probing at boot because the machine locks up. Just 
add a line similar to this into boot.hints:


Nathan Vidican
nvidican at
Windsor Match Plate & Tool Ltd.

Nicholas Lozinsky wrote:
> On a Compaq Presario M2000, using a Sempron 1.6Ghz CPU with 512 RAM,
> I am unable to install any copy of FreeBSD from 5.0 up to 6.0 Release.
> Somehow, the 4.9, 4.8 and below, are able to install. The init gets
> stuck at:
> sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
> sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
> sio0: configured irq 4 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
> sio0: port may not be enabled
> sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
> sio0: type 8250 or not responding
> sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
> sio1: port many not be enabled
> Timecounter "TSC" frequency 1600064074 Hz quality 800
> Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
> freezes here.....
> Any suggestions? Thank you.
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