[rearranged, trimmed] On Thursday, 21 September 2006 at 2:32:59 -0500, Derek Ragona wrote: > At 06:47 PM 9/20/2006, Mike Peirson wrote: >> Hi all, >> First off, I'm new to FreeBSD and this mailinglist so I hope I am in the >> right place. Anyways, right now I am having some problems with FreeBSD >> booting up. I have tried to install 3 times now and keep getting the same >> error. When I try to boot into FreeBSD, this eventually comes up: >> >> Manual root filesystem specification: >> <fstype>:<device> Mount <device> using filesystem >> <fstype> >> eg. ufs:da0s1a >> ? List valid disk boot devices >> <empty line> abort manual input >> Mountroot> >> >> This seems to be a prompt where I need to specify the location of >> the root partition, but the problem here is that it hangs or >> freezes and I cannot input any text. > > I have seen this in a few situations: > 1.) the BIOS is set to not allow boot area writes > 2.) The root partition is outside the first 1024 cylinders. This was on > older hardware that didn't do good geometry translation on big drives. > 3.) moved the root partition to another slice
I don't think any of these can cause the keyboard to freeze. Greg -- When replying to this message, please copy the original recipients. If you don't, I may ignore the reply or reply to the original recipients. For more information, see http://www.lemis.com/questions.html See complete headers for address and phone numbers.
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