On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 5:45 PM, Miguel<luis.hen...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 10:37 PM, Glen Barber<glen.j.bar...@gmail.com> wrote: >> On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 5:35 PM, Miguel<luis.hen...@gmail.com> wrote: >>> Hi Glen, >>> >>>> >>>> Can you try booting with ACPI disabled? It should be option 2 from >>>> the loader menu. >>> >>> Yes, I tried that already with same results. >>> >> >> Can you try the installation media on another machine (to rule out a >> bad CD or bad burn)? > > The CD image seems to be fine (both of them): I have installed them on a Linux > kvm virtual machine and there were no problems -- both are able to do the > complete installation and I am able to boot the resulting image. > > (Sorry, no other "physical" machines available at the moment.) >
That's fine. At least you know the media / image are working. >> Also, is it possible to upgrade the BIOS on the problem machine? > > I would love to upgrade my BIOS but I am unable to do that -- I have not > Windows > installed and my vendor requires Windows to be installed in order to perform > the > upgrade (yes, I know! I will never buy another laptop from them!) > No comment. :-) > I have not tried 8.0-BETA (as someone on the IRC channel suggested) but not > sure > if it will make any difference. As far as I understand, the snapshot I tried > is > more recent than 8.0-BETA2. Or am I wrong? Is it worth downloading one more > ISO just to try it? > The -BETA, -BETA1, -BETA2 images are run the same way -RELEASE images are -- once the image is released, there are no further updates to it. That is why when you download a -RELEASE, any patches that may have been released afterwards are not reflected in the install image. For what it's worth, I tried the -BETA2 image on my laptop, and the ndis driver was causing panics. I used 7.2-RELEASE to install the OS, and rebuilt world/kernel from my build machine using NFS, and the panics went away. After rereading your original question, you were using a -CURRENT snapshot to install -- -BETA2 was released a few weeks ago. It may have the problem fixed, yes, but it is not guaranteed. To answer your question, "is it worth downloading...": that depends. If you're willing to waste another CD if it fails, is up to you, but your problem may be fixed in -BETA2. -- Glen Barber _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"