On 22 April 2011, at 21:28, Erich Dollansky wrote: > Hi, > > does the loader start? > > It looks to me that not even the loader loads. Is this true? > > Erich
I am not sure. The last message is the timestamp from the original distribution build. Then is a line with just the '/' character that should spin a bit. It doesn't. By playing around a bit I got it a bit farther. I took one of the raid disks and mounted it in a different system. I did an install on it but without changing the label other than to use all the disk. Then I put it back in the production system and booted. It appears to retain the RAID characteristics, but all I get is a '-' at the top left of the screen. I then plugged in the memstick image and booted from that. Right after the last DOS window I pressed F10 which took me to a FreeBSD boot line with the default pointing to ad0. I used 0:ad(4,a)/boot/loader and it went on to the same point as before, but then a bit farther. I now see: Loading /boot/defaults/loader.conf /boot/kernel/kernel text=0x8ffac1 | The '|' normally spins a couple of times and moves on to the next section. However, its hung there now. > > On Saturday 23 April 2011 05:38:41 Doug Hardie wrote: >> 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, >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> email@example.com mailing list >> http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions >> To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" >> >> > _______________________________________________ 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"