Adam Martin wrote: > > On 2006 Sep 18 , at 16:25, Jeff Cross wrote: > >> I am trying to run FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE on a Dell PowerEdge 850 with some >> booting issues. I have searched the archives and found someone having a >> problem with the machine "booting too fast" but my problem is a little >> different. My machine hangs up after the following line is displayed >> during boot: >> >> acd0: CDROM <TEAC CD-ROM CD-224E-N/3.AB> at ata0-master UDMA33 >> >> I have to poke the machine in the eye to get it back. The keyboard and >> everything locks up at that point. The only way I can get the machine >> to boot up successfully is to use option 5 from the boot menu, Verbose >> Logging. >> >> Is there a way around this? I know this is ghetto but just being able >> to make the machine use that boot menu option as the default would work >> fine I believe. It would ultimately be nice to not have this issue on >> boot but the verbose logging option seems to boot fine so that would >> work for the interim. >> >> I am attaching my dmesg output from the verbose boot. I can't seem to >> get anything in messages or dmesg from one of the failed boot attempts. > > I do not know what's causing this, but for the meantime, if you edit > /boot/defaults/loader.conf and copy the line that reads: > > verbose_loading="NO" > > Paste this line into /boot/loader.conf, (or /boot/loader.conf.local, > depending upon your setup...) and change NO to YES. This will force > verbose loading, always. I don't know if this will do everything > IDENTICAL to boot option 5, however, when looking at the Forth code for > it, it appears that it will, on first glance (but I'm a bit rusty on > that...) > >> Any help is greatly appreciated. If more information is required to >> troubleshoot this further, please let me know. > > Good luck. I hope that people still read this thread, to help > diagnose your dmesg, and find your problem. This is really just a > temporary fix. > > > [dmesg trimmed for brevity] > > Cheers, > > -- > ADAM David Alan Martin > > > -- > Adam David Alan Martin > > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > > Thanks for the reply, Adam. I actually tried the verbose_logging="YES" in my /boot/loader.conf file prior to posting but it still hangs after the CD-ROM line for some reason.
It appears the only way the machine will boot up properly is if I hit 5 on the boot menu. This obviously doesn't make remote reboots very "admin friendly"! Thanks again for your reply! Jeff Cross http://www.averageadmins.com/ _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"