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

Jack Vogel jfvogel at gmail.com
Tue Dec 12 09:48:09 PST 2006

On 12/12/06, Jack Vogel <jfvogel at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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..

Another suggestion, boot with ACPI off or even SAFE mode and see
if that helps.


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