FreeBSD 6.0 and Shuttle AMD64

Jean-Baptiste Potonnier jean-baptiste.potonnier at
Thu Jan 5 08:16:42 PST 2006

Crispy Beef wrote:

> Jean-Baptiste Potonnier wrote:
>>> Jean-Baptiste Potonnier wrote:
>>>> / I'm a new FreeBSD user, just tested it on an old i386, and want to 
>>> />/ switch from Slackware linux to FreeBSD or NetBSD.
>>> />/ I wanted to install FreeBSD on my new Shuttle SN95G5: the AMD64 
>>> cdrom # />/ 1 boots, but a message tells me that no kernel can be 
>>> loaded.
>>> />/ I get a command line wit "boot", "ls", 'load', etc. I tried some 
>>> command />/ to load a kernel but it didn't work.
>>> />/ />/ I don't know if can install FreeBSD on this hardware with 
>>> this CDROM.
>>> /
>>> I would think you'll need to download the AMD64 ISO from here:
>>> -- 
>>> Paul
>> I Tried with these iso.
> Just booted my AMD64 system with the install CD from the link above 
> and got into sysinstall no problem, booted the kernel (with ACPI) and 
> could see all hardware being detected nicely.
> I remember when I first had the system that I had to flash the BIOS as 
> the USB 2.0 stuff was causing issues with both Windows and Linux, 
> maybe it's worth updating the BIOS, outside of that I don't really 
> know what to suggest and will have to leave it for somebody with more 
> FreeBSD experience to answer.
> -- 
> Paul

Thank's a lot.
I precise that I've tried with ACPI disabled, just in case. I don't know 
how the installer decides that no kernel can be loaded,
but I suppose that some hardware is not supported.

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