Installation freezes

Rui Costa rui.pfcosta at
Sat Oct 31 17:16:54 UTC 2009

When installing freebsd, after menu option selection, the boot process
freezes at:

md0: Preloaded image 4194304 bytes at 0xffffffff80c4be40
ATA PseudoRAID loaded
flowtable cleaner started
warning: no time-of-day clock registered, system time will not be set
Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/md0

Start_init: trying /sbin/init
Start_init: trying /sbin/oinit
Start_init: trying /sbin/init.bak
Start_init: trying /rescue/init
Start_init: trying /stand/sysinstall

It is a laptop clevo M540SR with chipset VIA VN896. Bios options are very
limited, so I can't disabled USB ( as I've seen here
It freezes on every version after 6.4, which is the only I can install (that
way, upgrading to 7.0 went flawlessly, but after that, updating to 7.2 gives
boot freeze again )

I already tried some boot hints with any success such as:
set hw.ata.atapi_dma=0
set hint.kbdmux.0.disabled=1
set hint.apic.0.disabled=1
set hint.sio.0.disabled=1
set hint.sio.1.disabled=1
set hint.fdc.0.disabled=1

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