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Installation fail/stop in the device probe review

Discussion in 'Installing and Upgrading FreeBSD' started by blaw, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. blaw

    blaw New Member

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    Hello, this is my first experience with FreeBSB

    I'm trying to install FreeBSD on an old Lanix Desktop (Celeron 600mhz, 192mb Ram, HD 60gb) but i'm stuck practically in the begining of the installation process

    I boot the pc with the FreeBSD-8.1-RELEASE-i386-dvd1 and choose the first option, the default option and then starts some kind of review of devices and when it gets to this point, nothing happens

    Code:
    acpi_throttle0: <ACPI CPU Throttling> on cpu0
    Timecounter "TSC" frequency 601368508 Hz quality 800
    Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
    md0: Preloaded image </bootmfsroot> 4423680 bytes at 0xc0fb5504
    usbus0: 12mbps Full Speed USB v1.0


    there it is, nothing happens when usbus0: appears

    so.. i reset the pc and just for curious i choose the second option in the FreeBSD menu

    this one: boot freebsd with ACPI disabled

    in that option all goes fine and i can get to the Sysinstall.. it might be a dumb question but.. what's the deal if i install freebsd with the ACPI disable? what's the difference or how can ACPI disabled affect the new installation?

    sorry for my english :x

    regards
     
  2. graudeejs

    graudeejs Well-Known Member

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    Some PCs have broken ACPI, that doesn't work as supposed to.... When you see such system you need to disable ACPI

    When you boot without ACPI, it simply means that acpi kernel module isn't loaded. that's all
     
    blaw thanks for this.
  3. blaw

    blaw New Member

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    okay, i tried the second option in the FreeBSD menu

    boot freebsd with ACPI disabled

    in that option i can get to the Sysinstall, i create a slice for FreeBSD of 10gb and the rest of the disk is empty/unused, then i set booteable the FreeBSD slice (A flag) and the installation process starts.. but in some point i get to this and the installation fail

    Code:
    Packages pl-freebsd-doc-20100625 read successfully - waiting for pkg_add(1)
    panic: initiate_write_inodeblock_ufs2: already started
    cpuid = 0
    Uptime: 19m45s
    Cannot dump. Device not defined or unavailable.
    Automatic reboot in 15 seconds - press a key on the console to abort
    ad2: FAILURE - WRITE_DMA status=71<READY,DMA_READY,DSC,ERROR> error=4<ABORTED> LBA=5849415
    g_vfs_done():ad2s1f[WRITE(offset=874217472, lenght=14336)]error = 5


    after that i cant do anything.. so i reset the pc to try again the installation process and a warning appears and says that there is no Hard Drive detected.. so i need to shutdown the PC and turn it on again and the hard drive now is detected

    i'll keep searching, regards
     
  4. blaw

    blaw New Member

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    done

    i just finished the FreeBSD installation.. needed to disable USB from BIOS