I have not been able to get the boxed set v6.2 install cd 1 to boot
on MSI RX480 Neo2 motherboard/amd64 processor. I started
with an IDE hard drive that I was going to use as boot drive for
OS. I have had panics related to USB controller, ps2 mouse,
md0 and sci0 com port. Disabling the usb controller solves that
accept for a bios setting that seems to work with usb enabled.
It seems to have to do with extended ROM associated with
Realtek ethernet device.
I took out the IDE hard drive because it seemed to give the
system detection problems. It was taking over a minute to
enter the bios setup. I replaced it with another SATA drive.
Now the delay is gone.... (some problem with the IDE hard drive ??)
The panic related to ps2 mouse was solved by disconnecting
I got what md0 is, memory disc.
The upshot of all of this boils down to one of two possibilities:
There is a problem with this motherboard, or there is some in
compatibility with FreeBSD. Just for kicks I tried booting from
6.0 install cd and got the same result as panic related to md0.
All of the 6.2 panics give the same; vm_fault on no fault entry.
The 6.0 panic message gives too much data to transcribe before
I would take this to mean that vm in vm_fault is virtual memory.
And I am guessing that the kernel on the install cd is trying to
create a temporary swap partition on one of the hard drives and
is having trouble with it.
The short question is, how can I get FreeBSD install cd boot
on this machine, or from misbehavior does it appear possible?
(one other paranoid possibility, MSI and Microsoft conspired
to sabotage attempts to install alternative OS). I will try a linux
distro just for kicks and see what happens.
notes for an X Files episode: I have installed 6.2 from the same
install set on an ASUS/amd64 machine successfully.
So the install disc 1 could have been damaged, the Logitec ps2
mouse is bad all of these possibilities all at once does not seem
But it does tend to imply a hardware problem in general. (yes/no?)
Thanks in advance for info, data, consolation, whatever.
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