On 2006 Sep 18 , at 17:54, Adam Martin wrote:

On 2006 Sep 18 , at 17:39, Jeff Cross wrote:

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

[ Trimmed for brevity ]

Sorry to double reply, Jeff. I just realized something. The box that I've been developing AutoFS on, here at FSL is a Dell Power Edge SE 1425. I dunno how much hardware there is in common, but I think we use the same cdrom drive. The one in my PE is a thin-profile drive... it seems to be the exact part that I had in an old Dell Inspiron. (The drive has no tray motors, just an electro-mechanical latch which keeps it closed, and unlocks to let a spring pop out the tray by a few millimetres.)

Have you tried removing the cdrom drive from the mainboard? Also how did you install, from CDROM? I have seen an issue like this once before, back in 5.2.1 and 5.3, when trying to get it to boot on some older laptop hardware. The kernel wouldn't boot from some media, but would from others.

You may want to try someone's custom compiled kernel, not the stock kernels... But at this point, it is beyond the scope of a simple fix. I am curious to know, however, because I have not seen this behavior.


Adam David Alan Martin

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