6.0 problems

Greg Goodman greg at fastserve.net
Tue Feb 28 18:21:49 PST 2006

Hello Chuck,

Thanks for your help we updated the bios on the Supermicro motherboard
and it fixed the problem.

Monday, February 27, 2006, 3:30:28 PM, you wrote:

CS> Greg Goodman wrote:
CS> [ ... ]
>> 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.

CS> Ah, that was a useful bit of information to mention.  Booting in safe mode
CS> disables ACPI and the APIC, which also means that SMP will not be enabled.  You
CS> might try hunting around for an updated BIOS for the motherboard, or try
CS> tweaking the power-management/ACPI section of your BIOS.

CS> However, if you can boot a working system using safe mode, you can also try to
CS> use cvsup to update the system to 6.1-PRERELEASE, and see whether that works
CS> better for you.

CS> Otherwise, someone with more knowledge than I have will need to take a closer
CS> look; you could help this process by putting your dmesg output on a webserver
CS> somewhere and posting a link to it.  If you build a new kernel, you can include
CS> mechanisms to break to a debugger, which might prove useful in that you can get
CS> a backtrace showing where the kernel is wandering off when it hangs.

Best regards,
 Greg Goodman                          mailto:greg at fastserve.net


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