Help with Booting
bc979 at lafn.org
Sat Apr 23 04:11:25 UTC 2011
On 22 April 2011, at 16:37, Michael Ross wrote:
> Am 23.04.2011, 00:38 Uhr, schrieb Doug Hardie <bc979 at lafn.org>:
>> I have an AMD based system that is driving me nuts. I am trying to install 8.2 on it but can't get past the first boot. I had a system up and running on it before, but I had to remove a drive and do the install on another computer. That worked, but now I need to use the built in RAID hardware. As best as I can tell I am going to have to install on the the actual hardware. Motherboard is an Arima NM46X. The machine appears to be about 6 years old.
>> I have tried to boot the install disk, the live filesystem disk, and the memstick image for FreeBSD 7.0 through 8.2. All of them do exactly the same thing:
>> Bootstart starts.
>> BTX loader lists the drives and memory
>> FreeBSD bootstrap loader version 1.1 starts. I get the build date and then a new line with just a '/' on it. It never begins to spin. No additional I/O occurs with the boot device.
>> The memstick and CDs are good. They boot just fine on another computer, just not this one. I have had to work around CD issues in the past, but I thought the memstick would work if the BIOS would recognize it and boot from it. It recognizes it and tries to boot. I need some ideas here as the RAID is essential for this application. Thanks,
> Architecture mismatch, trying to boot a amd64 on an i386 machine?
That machine runs amd64 just fine. I have to build the disk on another computer. This one will not boot any of the CDs from 6.0 and on. I have only tried the 8.2 memstick version. All of the CDs and memstick boot just fine on a different computer. I suspect its something with the BIOS but no ideas where to even start looking.
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