Can't seem to boot from 6.0-RELEASE
alexmayfield at carolina.rr.com
Tue Feb 28 16:52:33 PST 2006
Nikolas Britton wrote:
> On 2/24/06, Alex Zbyslaw <xfb52 at dial.pipex.com> wrote:
>> Alex Mayfield wrote:
>>> I have tried both the 6.1 and 5.4 CD's, both of them bombing at the
>>> exact same point the 6.0 boot failed. I'll try 5.5 sometime tomorrow,
>>> though I kinda doubt it would make a difference. Is there anything
>>> else I can try?
>> If 6.1 and 5.4 fail then it seems really likely that 5.5 will fail too.
>> In your shoes I would start changing BIOS options one at a time -
>> anything that might have an effect like ACPI, memory holes, making sure
>> plug 'n' play is off. I'm no expert on that kind of thing. If no-one
>> here has any better ideas then you could also try re-posting on the
>> freebsd-hardware list and see if anyone there can help. You could also
>> check that there is no newer BIOS for the mobo.
> Your mainboard has two primary models and also goes by other names:
> 755FXK8AA-8EKRS: a.k.a. K8S755FXA-8EKRS
> 755FXK8AA-ERS: a.k.a. K8S755FXA-6ELRS, a.k.a K8S755FXA-ERS
> Flash the BIOS with the newest version and try FreeBSD.
I had the latest version. However...
> Next, Use "Load Fail-Safe Defaults" and try FreeBSD.
This worked. It booted fine, I got FreeBSD set up, X set up, some
programs set up and sound working after going back into the BIOS and
turning sound and USB and other vital stuff back on. I'm only running
into a few problems, such as my BIOS complaining every time I run the
bootloader about the MBR changing, and the fact that I have to use ESC
instead of ALT to change windows in irssi. But nothing I can't figure
out on my own. Thank you all for your help.
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