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 ] > >> 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. > > Hey, no problem, Jeff. To be frank, I just signed up for Questions, > after Google Summer of Code, and yours is the first one I've answered. > Glad to see that I've started on the right foot though. > >> 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"! > > I know that I setup something like this once, because I needed it to > always drop to command line. I can help you emulate what's in menu > option 5, in a loader.4th script. But you'll have to drop the pretty > menu, and logo... If you're willing let me know. > > >> Thanks again for your reply! > > Like I said, no problem. Thanks for your enthusiastic support. > > Regards, > > -- > ADAM David Alan Martin > > P.S.: It's still me, the same Adam. Just figured I should use my > FreeBSD From: address instead of fsl. > > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > > Hey, Adam. I unplugged the CD-ROM from the mainboard and the first time it came back up it booted up fine. However, I immediately rebooted and it hung on the Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec. So, since this is the line that displays before the acd0: CDROM <TEAC CD-ROM CD-224E-N/3.AB> at ata0-master UDMA33 line, I wonder if it is hanging on whatever is *after* these in the boot process.
ata2-slave: pio=PIO3 wdma=UNSUPPORTED udma=UNSUPPORTED cable=40 wire ata2-master: pio=PIO3 wdma=UNSUPPORTED udma=UNSUPPORTED cable=40 wire afd0: setting PIO3 on SiI 0680 chip device_attach: afd0 attach returned 6 acd1: setting PIO3 on SiI 0680 chip acd1: <VIRTUALCDROM DRIVE/> CDROM drive at ata2 as slave acd1: PIO3 acd1: Reads: acd1: Writes: acd1: Mechanism: caddy acd1: Medium: CD-ROM unknown ata4-master: pio=PIO4 wdma=WDMA2 udma=UDMA133 cable=40 wire Maybe the virtual devices is hosing it up. I know there is a virtual floppy drive in here somewhere too... I can see it in the BIOS but I can't figure out how to disable it. 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]"