6.2-RC1 em(4) issue - freezes during CD boot

Jack Vogel jfvogel at gmail.com
Tue Dec 12 09:40:28 PST 2006

On 12/12/06, Chris Buechler <freebsd at chrisbuechler.com> wrote:
> I'm attempting to install 6.2-RC1 on a box that ran 5.3, 5.4, 6.0, and
> 6.1 for the past few years, but the 6.2-RC1 CD won't boot.  After it
> detects the em0 NIC, before it gets into sysinstall, it freezes solid.
> I've let it sit there for over an hour.
> I know there has been some recent work on em(4), but it doesn't appear
> all the issues are resolved.  I'm not sure what I should try, what
> information I could provide that might be useful, etc.  I'd be more than
> happy to help troubleshoot this, with some guidance on what I could do
> to be helpful.

UH, can't do anything if you don't give any information, saying its a 'box'
and it has an 'em' is useless. We have installed RC1 on a number of
systems without problem.

When you give this kind of report think about it like you have to debug
it yourself (which you do :). What is the system, pciconf, which will
tell us what kind of em it is, how bout Beta 6.2 did IT build. Um, so
can you pull the NIC out and then does it install... etc etc..



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