On Saturday 11 September 2004 04:06 pm, "Lee Harr" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I have one of those goofy asus A7N8X motherboards.
I have an A7N8X-E Deluxe, and have used it with 5.2.1-RELEASE-p9 and now 5.3 beta3. The issues I've read about with Asus mobos have been with the VIA chipset, which isn't on these boards, and also with ACPI - I have it disabled in BIOS and in the kernel. However, IIRC the onboard NIC is only supported in 5.x, which is why I ended up installing it instead of 4.10. > Recently I found out that I can make the system boot > 4.10-stable by disabling firewire in the kernel. Otherwise > it freezes up while booting. I didn't need to do that, but I don't have any firewire devices, so when I create a custom kernel I end up commenting that out, but it boots even in GENERIC for me. Do you remember if there was a specific error message? What's on the screen when it freezes, like what line of text is last? > Today I burned a 5.3-beta3 cd and tried to boot that. > > It looks like it freezes at about the same place that 4.10 > stops, but it is hard to tell. You should try disabling ACPI in the BIOS. > I tried the set console=comconsole trick in the > bootloader to try to save the boot messages from a > serial console, but when I type that in, the system > just immediately locks up. Well, not sure about serial console setup ... > So... a few questions: > > Any other tricks I might try to get this to boot? (some > way to disable firewire from the bootloader, maybe?) I think ACPI might be your problem, but not sure about serial consoles. > Is the set console=comconsole line supposed to work? > Can I create a 5.3 cd myself from my 4.10 system? > (one without firewire, for instance...) Er ... no, but you can download ISOs for 5.3 from the fbsd site. - jt _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"