WAS : NVIDIA GeForce 6100/nForce 430 chipset NOW : installation in Vbox repeats endlessly
john francis lee
jfl at robinlea.com
Mon Jul 15 12:10:46 UTC 2013
There are two classes of processors capable of running
FreeBSD/amd64. The first are AMD64 processors, including the
AMD Athlon™64, AMD Athlon™64-FX, AMD Opteron™ or better processors.
The second class of processors that can use FreeBSD/amd64 includes
those using the Intel® EM64T architecture. Examples of these
processors include the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, Quad, Extreme processor
families, the Intel® Xeon™ 3000, 5000, and 7000 sequences of
processors, and the Intel® Core™ i3, i5 and i7 processors.
/If you have a machine based on an nVidia nForce3 Pro-150, you
///must///use the BIOS setup to disable the IO APIC. If you do not
have an option to do this, you will likely have to disable ACPI
instead. There are bugs in the Pro-150 chipset for which we have not
yet found a workaround./
I have a gigabyte GA-M61PME-52P mother board with an NVIDIA GeForce
6100/nForce 430 chipset.
Is that OK? Thanks.
Answer : It seems to be OK. I downloaded the release 10 memstick image,
put it on a memstick, booted from, ran it as a live cd and it worked OK.
I looked at the messages and there were no complaints about ACPI. There
was a WARNING : WITNESS option enabled, expect reduced performance.
Don't know what that meant.
So I downloaded a 9.1 iso and ... actually I had one I'd downloaded in
March, i386, and tried to install that in a Virtual box under ubuntu.
The installation seemed OK ... but I looked up and it was rebooting. It
ran the installation again and I watched ... to see it drop out at the
3rd screen with a % of files installed.
I'll try and download the 10.0 iso image, since it worked from the memstick.
john francis lee
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