FreeBSD 7 load hangs on boot

Steve Bertrand steve at
Wed Dec 17 04:03:39 UTC 2008

ThinkDifferently wrote:

>> This system is so spankin' new, there's nothing loaded on it.  This RAID
>> array is just something I setup in the BIOS.  It's not even been
>> initialized yet...because I can't even load the OS to install anything.
> Well, still no joy.  :-(
> I have tried booting from Boot-only, Disc1, LiveFS.  Additionally, I've
> tried the default boot, "with ACPI disabled", "Safe Mode", "single user
> mode", and "verbose logging".
> Every CD and every boot type gives me the exact same errors...
> at the beginning:
> ...
> acpi0: reservation of fee00000, 1000 (3) failed
> acpi0: reservation of 0, a0000 (3) failed
> acpi0: reservation of 100000, c7f00000 (3) failed
> and at the end:
> ...
> hptrr: no controller detected.
> acd0: DVDROM <SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616F/F104> at ata0-master UDMA33
> acd0: FAILURE  READ_BIG MEDIUM ERROR asc=0x11 ascq=0x00
> GEOM_LABEL: Label for provider acd0 is iso9660/FreeBSD_xxx (where xxx is the
> disc I'm using).
> acd0: FAILURE - READ_BIG MEDIUM ERROR asc=0x11 ascq=0x00
> *** HANG ***
> BTW, the *** HANG *** requires a hard reset.
> Also, I read some hearsay in other forums that the READ_BIG error could be
> caused by the write speed when the ISO is burned to CD.  So, I tried
> downgrading the burn speed from 52x to 16x.  No joy.  It didn't change a
> thing.

Out of pure sheer curiosity, does the machine boot ok with the
"boot-only" if you pull the RAID card out of its slot?


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