6.0 problems

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Mon Feb 27 15:33:05 PST 2006

On Mon, Feb 27, 2006 at 06:30:28PM -0500, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> Greg Goodman wrote:
> [ ... ]
> > When freebsd6.0 boots it will hang at the part that says
> > Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
> > 
> > The system is running a Supermicro motherboard with dual 3.2 gig Xeon cpus
> > and 2 gig ram. Also running an Adaptec raid 5 card.
> > 
> > If we boot up in safe mode it boots fine.
> Ah, that was a useful bit of information to mention.  Booting in safe mode
> disables ACPI and the APIC, which also means that SMP will not be enabled.  You
> might try hunting around for an updated BIOS for the motherboard, or try
> tweaking the power-management/ACPI section of your BIOS.
> However, if you can boot a working system using safe mode, you can also try to
> use cvsup to update the system to 6.1-PRERELEASE, and see whether that works
> better for you.

Or you can just download the 6.1-PRERELEASE install media and see if
that will boot.

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