run_interrupt_driven_hooks: still waiting... for xpt_config

Chris Whitehouse cwhiteh at
Sat Jul 4 17:25:43 UTC 2009

Chris Whitehouse wrote:
> Chris Whitehouse wrote:
>> I'm trying to install on a new motherboard ASUS M3N78-EM. While booting 
>> from CD I'm getting
>> run_interrupts_driven_hooks: still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config
>> This is repeated a few times then installation stops and the machine 
>> stops responding.
> After some trial and error the problem seems to be device sbp in the 
> kernel config file. Comment that out and rebuild kernel and it boots.

The blinding obvious workaround is to disbable firewire in the BIOS doh! 
Then I can boot from CD and install to hard disk, boot from hard disk 
and build a custom kernel without device sbp, reboot and enable firewire 
again. I can _even_ kldload sbp I discover.


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