6.4 RC1 locks up solid on first reboot

Jo Rhett jrhett at netconsonance.com
Fri Oct 24 22:51:07 PDT 2008

On Oct 24, 2008, at 6:21 PM, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
>> | By Jo Rhett <jrhett at netconsonance.com>
>> |                                          [ 2008-10-24 21:13 +0200 ]
>>> On Oct 22, 2008, at 9:27 PM, Milan Obuch wrote:
>>>> I did not investigate on this issue too much, but there is an
>>>> workaround -
>>>> copy older /boot/loader over newer one. In my case, I am rebuilding
>>>> whole
>>>> world often, and now /boot/loader seems to not build correctly for
>>>> me. Older
>>>> one is ~ 250 kB, rebuilt will be ~ 185 kB, and freezes.
>>> 6.4's boot loader is 221k
>>> 6.3's boot loader is 217k
>>> Copying 6.3 boot loader to the 6.4 solved the keyboard lockup  
>>> problem,
>>> but it still panics during the boot.  At last now I get the entire
>>> panic to the serial console so I can cut/paste.
> There are known problems with some BIOSes and "USB Legacy" support.
> Said BIOS option allows a USB keyboard and mouse to be emulated as  
> PS/2
> for operating systems which lack a USB stack, such as MS-DOS -- and  
> more
> importantly, bootloaders!  The FreeBSD bootloader only understands
> AT/PS2 keyboards, which is why that BIOS option is needed.

Not related to Aragon's problem with a USB keyboard, but in my case  
the keyboard is USB and there are no USB devices at all plugged in.

Jo Rhett
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