FreeBSD-6.1 bootup hangs after power failure

Pollywog lists-fbsd at
Sat Jul 14 18:27:23 UTC 2007

On Saturday 14 July 2007 17:36:05 Tek Bahadur Limbu wrote:

> Thank you for your tips. I will download the FreeSBIE live CD tomorrow
> and follow it up with your suggestions.
> One thing I find FreeBSD very fussy and sensitive in comparison to Linux
> OSes is that whenever there is an power outage, something wrong is bound
> to happen. Maybe, it was made to happen this way but living in here over
> the other side of the world, we do have to face power outages despite
> our best efforts.

Before I installed FreeBSD, I had been using PC-BSD on the same laptop on 
which I now have FreeBSD.  I had only been running PC-BSD on the laptop for a 
little over a week, when it crashed.  I rebooted the machine and I had an 
unbootable system.   It would start to boot and then lockup as soon as KDE 
appeared, so I think the problem wasn't PC-BSD but KDE.  I then installed 
FreeBSD.  If this happens again, I will try installing gdm or xdm to see if 
that fixes the problem.

Because of your experience as described in this thread, I think I will put off 
installing FreeBSD on my desktop machines until I have an uninterruptible 
power supply (UPS) installed.  I don't know if there are certain models of 
UPS's that will work with FreeBSD better than others.

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