6.4 RC1 locks up solid on first reboot

Jo Rhett jrhett at netconsonance.com
Wed Oct 22 16:32:35 PDT 2008

I haven't had time to investigate, but after installing 6.4RC1 on a  
machine I've been using with 6.3 for a few months, it installs  
painlessly but on the first and subsequent reboots you see

BTX Loader 1.00 blah blah blah
Loading /boot/defaults/loader.con

At this point you have a hard refreeze -- no keyboard control, however  
I can reboot it from the Phantom card.

System: Rackable C2004, dual Intel 2.66 processors, 4gb RAM, disk  
drive on built in SCSI port

Absolutely nothing special, boots and runs 6.2 and 6.3 without a flaw.

I'll have more time to investigate on Friday.  Anything specific that  
would be more or less useful to debug in particular?

Jo Rhett
Net Consonance : consonant endings by net philanthropy, open source  
and other randomness

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