RELENG_7 hangs on boot w/Gigabyte MA78GM-S2H MB

Bob Willcox bob at
Sat Sep 20 04:42:11 UTC 2008

Hi All,

I'm trying to get the latest RELENG_7 to run on my new Gigabyte
MA78GM-S2H motherboard and am experiencing a hang on boot right after it
prints the message:

Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad4s1a

At this point it is hung and doesn't respond to any keyboard input. I
originally attempted to install the 7.1 beta system with similar results
(prevented me from installing). I then installed 7.0-release and though
the install succeeded it never did "see" the Realtek ethernet controller
so I had no network capability.

Has anyone else seen this behavior. Any ideas/suggestions on what I can
do to further track it down.

In addition to the motherboard, the system has a Phenom 8650 processor
and 4GB of memory. The disk is a 320GB SATA WD Caviar.


Bob Willcox              All the evidence concerning the universe
bob at           has not yet been collected, so there's still hope.
Austin, TX

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