loader on Dell INSPIRON 1501: BTX halted

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Fri Nov 9 16:05:57 PST 2007

On Sat, 10 Nov 2007, Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Oct 2007 19:51:51 +0300
> Kostik Belousov <kostikbel at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Take patch from
> > http://people.freebsd.org/~kib/realbtx
> > (rev. 2). The new loader is at the same location, but it seems that
> > I did not saved new boot2. You need to install both boot block and
> > loader obtained from the build with the realbtx patch applied, to
> > you USB HDD drive.
> Just for fun, I tested this patch on an Acer Aspire 5672AWLMi laptop.
> (See this page[1] for my adventures with this laptop.)
> This laptop doesn't say "BTX halted", it just scrolls a lot of text
> (register dumps?) across the screen forever.

You could try this one as well..

Although I have tried both and it works for some systems but not others 
(eg Supermicro C2SBA bombs scrolling stack dumps over and over so fast 
I can't take a picture of it).

I should be getting another system like it soon so I can test it again, 
hopefully I'll get time to add some 'go slow' routines to the stack 
trace so I can actually record it :)

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au
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