On 6/6/07, S Parrish <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

I am new to FreeBSD and am trying to install 6.2 on a Dell Dimension 4100.

After I get to the "Welcome to FreeBSD!" screen and press enter, I see the

/boot/kernel/acpi.ko text=0x43698 data=0x23c0+0x10f0

The second line is the position of the "twirling baton" when the system

1GHz Pentium III processor
512 MB RAM
2) 80GB Western Digital IDE hard drives
3.5 inch floppy drive
Sony IDE DVD-ROM drive
(not sure of brand, came with the Dell) IDE CD-RW drive
Nvidia Ge-Force III video adapter with 128 MB ram (AGP)
D-Link 10/100 Ethernet card (PCI)
D-Link WiFi card (PCI)
Creative Soundblaster Live sound card (PCI)
3-port Firewire card
USB 1.1 built into MB
PS/2 keyboard
USB mouse

I have tried disabling everything possible in the BIOS as well as removing
every card, with the exception of the video card.  I still get the same
results.  I've tried every possible combination of primary/slave for both
hard drives and CD/DVD drives.  Still no luck.

I have tried disabling ACPI to no avail.

I have also tried FreeBSD 5.5 and PC-BSD 1.3.01 and get the same
results....system hangs.  Note that I have been able to successfully install
a number of Linux distros (including Mandrake, Fedora, Suse, Ubuntu, and
Debian) on this box previously with no problems.
Note that I *can* get to the "loader prompt" by selecting option 6 in the
welcome screen menu.  However, every other option in the menu results in a
system hang.

Has anyone ever run across anything like this?  I've been working on this
for 3 days and am at wit's end.  Any help is greatly appreciated!


On the up side, yes. I have a toshiba laptop (I forget the model
number, and it's not with me at the moment) and it does the same
thing. The only thing I didn't try, is to attempt an install with a
stripped custom kernel.

On the down side, I haven't gotten back to that project (among
others), so I have yet to get it to work. In the mean time I installed
Debian Sarge (though I still use FreeBSD on my main workstation). So,
umm....you're not alone...if that helps?

Sorry. Maybe someone else has some sage-like advice?
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