On 22 April 2011, at 16:37, Michael Ross wrote: > Am 23.04.2011, 00:38 Uhr, schrieb Doug Hardie <bc...@lafn.org>: > >> I have an AMD based system that is driving me nuts. I am trying to install >> 8.2 on it but can't get past the first boot. I had a system up and running >> on it before, but I had to remove a drive and do the install on another >> computer. That worked, but now I need to use the built in RAID hardware. >> As best as I can tell I am going to have to install on the the actual >> hardware. Motherboard is an Arima NM46X. The machine appears to be about 6 >> years old. >> >> I have tried to boot the install disk, the live filesystem disk, and the >> memstick image for FreeBSD 7.0 through 8.2. All of them do exactly the same >> thing: >> >> Bootstart starts. >> >> BTX loader lists the drives and memory >> >> FreeBSD bootstrap loader version 1.1 starts. I get the build date and then >> a new line with just a '/' on it. It never begins to spin. No additional >> I/O occurs with the boot device. >> >> The memstick and CDs are good. They boot just fine on another computer, >> just not this one. I have had to work around CD issues in the past, but I >> thought the memstick would work if the BIOS would recognize it and boot from >> it. It recognizes it and tries to boot. I need some ideas here as the RAID >> is essential for this application. Thanks, >> > > Architecture mismatch, trying to boot a amd64 on an i386 machine?
That machine runs amd64 just fine. I have to build the disk on another computer. This one will not boot any of the CDs from 6.0 and on. I have only tried the 8.2 memstick version. All of the CDs and memstick boot just fine on a different computer. I suspect its something with the BIOS but no ideas where to even start looking._______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"