Cannot get freebsd up and running...

Richard Simmonds richard at
Thu Feb 15 02:28:06 UTC 2007

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Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 08:47:46 -0800
From: Josh Makler <spiroth10 at>
Subject: Cannot get freebsd up and running...
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 >  ACPI-0213: *** Error:    AE_BAD_CHARACTER
 >  ACPI: table    MADT: ACPI Startup failed with 
 >  the other errors are not so easy to describe. They move rapidly down
 >  the screen, and repeat over and over again until I pull the plug.
 >  these errors occur when I try to start the system after disabling
 >  ACPI:

In this instance, scroll lock is your friend. One of my favourite FreeBSD
features that Linux doesn't appear to share.

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