> Well, you're at least as far as having the disk sliced up in a > workable way, or the bootstrap wouldn't start at all. This jumps > out as not only being bad, but happening right before meltdown. > > > acpi: bad RSDP checksum (210)
I suspect it's a red herring, since I was getting that message at that point when everything was working (with the 10GB drive). It's a little hard to visualize how ACPI troubles could cause this behavior anyway. The loader is apparently able to read /boot/defaults/loader.conf, and "ls" finds a reasonable-looking collection of stuff, just no file named 'kernel'. If ACPI -- or anything else -- were interfering with drive access, I'd expect to see a garbled directory structure, or nothing at all. After a CD boot, is there a reasonably simple way to have sysinstall reinstall just the kernel -- or the package containing it -- without starting completely over? > Have you got the latest Dell BIOS for this hardware? If not you > may be SOL if they don't support this hardware any more. I expect > the GX1 is well past Dell's official EOL, but they may still have > the files downloadable on their support site. The BIOS version is A08. Dunno if it is the latest, but I do have ACPI turned off in the BIOS. I guess it is arguably a BIOS bug for an RSDP to exist when ACPI is disabled, and/or a FreeBSD bug to be complaining about ACPI when it is disabled. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"