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 following: /boot/kernel/acpi.ko text=0x43698 data=0x23c0+0x10f0 syms=[0x4+0x7ba0+0x4+0xa828] \ The second line is the position of the "twirling baton" when the system hangs.... 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! Thanks,
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? -Modulok- _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"