"nathan swenson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > I'm trying to install FreeBSD for the first time, but I've run into a > problem. I have tried 4.9, 5.2, and 5.2.1. There are a couple of symptoms > for what I think are the same problem. > > 1. On booting from the CD, during the machine hangs after the following > message (I'm guessing it is probing the hardware): > > agp0: <Intel 82443BX (440 BX) host to PCI bridge> mem 0-0xffffffff at > device 0.0 on pci0 > > The same thing happens regardless of which boot option I choose (regular, > no ACPI, safe, etc). > > So I couldn't install from CD. After some experimentation, I ended up > booting from the floppy images (apparently the floppy images don't do the > same stuff to probe the hardware). I was able to install just fine this > way. > > But when I booted the machine after the install completed, I get the same > message. > > Can anyone help me? I would really like to use FreeBSD on this machine. > > The hardware is: > HP NetServer e60 > dual P3-500 > 256mb ram > SCSI and IDE drives > > I have successfully used Linux (2.2 and 2.4 kernels, RedHat), Solaris, and > Windows 2000 on this hardware. The AGP implementation may be buggy on the > hardware, but these other OSes work ok. > > Any ideas?
I had an HP laptop that had similar problems. [I proved that the AGP implementation *was* at fault.] I worked around it by installing from floppies as you did, and then booting the fixit disk in order to load the floppy kernel onto the hard disk. Once I had a booting kernel on the disk, I was able to build my own kernel without AGP. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"