Problem with the installation

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Problem with the installation

Postby MrBean » 15 Aug 2012, 20:52

Hi, I tried to install FreeBSD but I was unable to boot it. This is what I got in my screen and it continuously reboot my laptop:

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CD Loader 1.2

Building the boot loader arguments
Looking up /BOOT/LOADER... Found
Relocating the loader and the BTX
Starting the BTX loader


Yesterday, I tried PC-BSD and I got the same problem as seen here http://forums.pcbsd.org/showthread.php?t=16961

Neither 64bit or 32bit, live or not (normal FreeBSD) doesen't work for me. Still the same problem at the boot stage. My laptop is an Elitebook from HP.

I tried normal FreeBSD CD in my old PII 266MHz and I encounter the same situation.
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Postby zhoopin » 15 Aug 2012, 22:54

Change the BIOS setting:
  • Sets the controller to "IDE mode": SATA: IDE (Not AHCI)
AND/OR
  • Diable eSATA port

Maybe it's not relevant, but it's worth to update BIOS.
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Postby MrBean » 06 Sep 2012, 16:26

Yes the problem is the AHCI. If I set to IDE mode, it can load FreeBSD but the Windows 7 won't start...

So when FreeBSD can support this feature (AHCI) or is there any alternative?
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Postby wblock@ » 06 Sep 2012, 16:36

FreeBSD works fine with AHCI. Windows, OTOH, may only work with what was present when it was installed.
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Postby SirDice » 06 Sep 2012, 17:27

MrBean wrote:Yes the problem is the AHCI. If I set to IDE mode, it can load FreeBSD but the Windows 7 won't start...

Slightly off-topic help :e
But this worked for me: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976

When you install Windows it basically disables all other drivers to speed up booting. By changing the setting from AHCI to IDE (or vise verse) Windows can't start because the required driver is disabled. Enable the driver and Windows will happily start with either setting.
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Postby MrBean » 12 Sep 2012, 16:23

Unfortunately, it doesn't work for me... nothing changed:(
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Postby zhoopin » 12 Sep 2012, 18:43

Don't waste your time, Install FreeBSD over virtual machine (VM), Keep working until you find a solution.
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