Can't boot 7.2-RELEASE i386 or AMD64 on an Abit KV8 Pro
motherboard with Sempron 3100+ CPU
erobison at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 17:44:43 UTC 2009
On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 3:10 PM, Kent Stewart <kstewart at owt.com> wrote:
> On Saturday 20 June 2009 11:00:45 am ericr wrote:
> > Hi,
> > As the subject says, I can't get the 7.2-RELEASE i386 CD to boot on a
> > system that has:
> > Abit KV8 Pro (K8T800P-8237-6A7L1A1BC-26) motherboard with the most recent
> > BIOS - BIOS release 26 4/20/2007
> > (
> > An AMD Sempron 3100+ 1.8Ghz CPU
> > 1 Gb RAM
> > An ATI 1050 256mb AGP video card
> > I think I have turned off everything ACPI related in the BIOS setup.
> > When I boot the i386 ISO, the kernel boots to the point of probing the
> > bus and then hangs completely, even the keyboard is locked up.
> > I've unplugged all the disks, so the only things in the system are the CD
> > drive, the floppy drive, and the video card.
> > I have turned off acpi at boot time, and when I boot the i386 ISO
> > verbosely, the last few lines the kernel spews are:
> > pci_open(1): mode 1 addr port (0x0cf8) is 0x8000c060
> > pci_open(1a): mode1res=0x80000000 (0x80000000)
> > pci_cfgcheck: device 0 [class=060000] [hdr=80] is there (id=02821106)
> > pcibios: BIOS version 2.10
> > pcib0: <MPTable Host-PCI bridge> pcibus 0 on motherboard
> > pci0: <PCI Bus> on pcib0
> > pci0: domain=0, physical bus=0
> > There's no PCI cards plugged in, just the AGP video card.
> > When I try booting the AMD64 ISO, the boot loader runs, I get the boot
> > menu, and regardless of what boot options I give the kernel, I get the
> > message "CPU doesn't support long mode" and then I get the OK prompt.
> > I'm pretty sure it doesn't have a h/w problem, it'll boot and install
> > Fedora 11, Win2K, WinXP, and runs every DOS based diagnostic app I can
> > with no problems.
> > Anyone have any suggestions, or should I file a PR?
> Did you follow the suggestion on the release announcement of using the
> CDs and switching before you start the install.
Yes. None of the FreeBSD kernels will boot on this system. Doesn't matter
if I use the livefs disk, or the install disk, it only gets as far as
described above, then hangs.
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