Install problems on Dell 'Vostro'
quakenet1 at optusnet.com.au
Fri Nov 9 15:24:05 PST 2007
I'm having difficulties getting 6.2 installed on these new Dell
The BIOS is a Phoenix - AwardBIOS and it reports the version as 1.0.3.
With the SATA controller set to IDE mode (default) in the BIOS
will hang just before entering sysinstall, booting with ACPI disabled
but then no disk drives are found! I got around this by setting the
SATA mode to
RAID in the BIOS (this seems to make the disk appear as SCSI), then
crash with ACPI enabled (with ACPI disabled no disks are found still)
disk is found.
The system only has USB inputs (8 of them) and with the USB
to 'High Speed' in the BIOS, the keyboard stops working once
(though it works in the boot menu), however setting it to 'Full/Low
it work in sysinstall. I probably don't care about using High Speed
any way, but it would be nice if they could work, but this isn't the
Now finally I can get into sysinstall and partition the disk, but the
is not detected. It says it is an 'Intel 82562V-2' (on board), but I
see no probes about
it on booting FreeBSD. Is this interface supported? Any ideas on
getting it detected?
I feel the ACPI might be a problem? On booting it is reported as
'ACPI: Dell FX 09'
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