installation problems of FreeBSD 7 beta 2 on Dell D610
(multiboot con solaris, linux, winxp)
Julian H. Stacey
jhs at berklix.org
Thu Nov 29 09:23:01 PST 2007
"Julian H. Stacey" wrote:
> "Julian H. Stacey" wrote:
> > > Stefano & stable@
> > > I saw similar installing 7.0-BETA3 on my Digital HiHote Ultra
> > ..
> > > I'll look for right syntax. eg maybe hw.ata.ata_dma=0 etc starting
> > > in my http://www.berklix.com/~jhs/hardware/laptops/#loader.conf
> > Safe mode (Hit Key 3 after it asks for boot floppy 2nd time
> > (Im using floppy as my cd drive doesnt like my cd-rw media, just cd-r)
> > This sets hw.ata.ata_dma to 0, with this my laptop is now in middle
> > of a minimal install, reading distrib via a pcmcia ep0 ethernet.
> Although that enables disk writes, Pcmcia ep0 runs slow, 23KB/s, timing
> out & install has died repeatedly. I tried reducing commands used in
> bootsafekey of /sys/boot/forth/beastie.4th:
> By avoiding `3' & just using
> set hw.ata.ata_dma
> Still its a slow 23K. Still ep0 dies. Install fails.
7.0-BETA3 on Digital HiHote Ultra 2000 could not install via pcmcia ep0.
I minimal installed from cdrom,
Booted multiuser with 3 = Safe Boot,
Edited /boot/loader.conf from
Cdrom sysinstall-ed all distribution sets (except essential bin
& kernels) for a full native platform, & now making /usr/src/
It can mount the 5.1 partition & 5.1 can mount the 7.0,
so Stefano, do try hw.ata.ata_dma=0
Pcmcia ep0 ethernet remains unusable, ping 1.5 to 28 seconds & drop outs,
but that's an issue I'll pursue/ report on mobile at freebsd.org.
Julian Stacey. Munich Computer Consultant, BSD Unix C Linux. http://berklix.com
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