Installing 6.2-BETA3 from floppies
olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Tue Nov 14 04:20:14 PST 2006
Eugene Grosbein wrote:
> Eugene Grosbein wrote:
> > I'm trying to install FreeBSD 6.x onto old Packard Bell machine,
> > it is Pentium-166 with 80Mb RAM and 10Gb HDD ("Orlando" motherboard).
> > [...]
> > However, timer does not 'tick' and there is always 10 seconds left.
> > I choose verbose mode, it starts to show its diagnostic output
> > but last line it shows is 'Calibrating clocks...' then it halts:
> > keyboard leds do not switch, there is no reaction on 'Ctrl-Alt-ESC'.
> Hmm, I was too quick... The kernel has spent lots of minutes
> 'sitting in this pose' but suddenly said that clock calibration
> has failed and it will use default frequency.
Apparently the RTC on that mainboard is dead. Did you try
replacing its battery? It's usually a small lithium button
cell, or (on very old boards) a small battery package.
If that doesn't help, I guess the RTC chip itself is broken.
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