Recently, Doron Shmaryahu wrote: > This time there were no errors but when the > machine rebooted it just says btx halted and a whole lot of other stuff. It > sits there and does not boot.
If it's not the kernel, then let me give it a try. I can think of one (1) way of BTX being loaded but panicking. If BTX is not entirely in the area accessible by BIOS (~8G on my old one), and the BIOS lies to the boot0 loader that it has loaded it (while it hasn't) then BTX will be half-loaded and will panic as soon as it reaches the not loaded code. It is `perfectly' possible to have a kernel be loadable but not BTX (i have such a monster). I have obsereved the same situation when trying to get BTX loaded using packet interface to the disk. You could try using boot0cfg(8) with "-o nopacket". Mind, >> Use of the `packet' option may cause `boot0' to fail, >> depending on the nature of BIOS support. (boot0cfg(8)) By the way, your old 4.5 system could be `immune' to this as f.e. my 4.4-R doesn't absolutely require BTX to run properly. And yes, when you interrupt your boot, BTX is skipped. Could it be just a broken BTX binary? Good luck, DoubleF To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message