7.1/i386: restarts just after begin booting

Gavin Atkinson gavin at FreeBSD.org
Tue Apr 28 11:42:09 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-04-27 at 18:59 +0600, iiv at dom.raid.ru wrote:
> Hello All,
> The 6.2 and 6.4 releases work well but I've got some problems when
> booting 7.1/i386 release on my server (Duron1200/ASUS A7N233-VM).
> When booting from installation CD the computer suddenly restarts
> after about 2sec so I even can't see any output (seems it's regs
> dump). MD5 hash of CD is OK, replacing CD-ROM drive didn't give any
> effect. However after a lot of experimentation I managed to install
> 7.1 via PXE. But on the first boot just installed 7.1 the same
> problem has appeared again. I think there is a bug in boot2 or in
> some code executes before the loader because it boots successfully
> via PXE (by pxeboot) and by loader at FreeBSD 6.4 installed on an
> other hard drive.
> P.S. BIOS was updated to latest stable version.

Can you try booting 7.2-RC2 and see if you see the same issue?  It's
likely that this has been fixed already.


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