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Date:      Mon, 23 Jul 2007 17:03:19 -0700
From:      Bruce Caruthers <>
Subject:   Re: Intel G965 chipset?
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <>; from on Sat, Jul 21, 2007 at 12:04:59PM -0700
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Here's a followup, so anyone checking the archives
will know what to do...  (and if it helps the group
overall, even better)

Much thanks to those who tried to help.  As I was
running a Pentium on an Intel board, it never
occurred to me to even look at the amd64 variant,
until I realized the one guy with the same mobo who
had posted with related problems (although able to
install) mentioned he was using amd64, whereupon I
checked my cpu and the FreeBSD/amd64 pages and
discovered that it applied to my hardware.
Downloaded amd64 and installed over ftp, and voila,
my system runs!  Hooray!

=== System:
Intel DG965WH mobo (G965 Express chipset, ICH8R)
Pentium 4 (631) CPU
2 RAID-1 pairs of Hitachi 320GB SATA300 (ar0, ar1)
Phillips DVR-109 DVD drive

=== Successful Install:
* 6.2-RELEASE-amd64: booted from downloaded CD,
  installed via ftp (would not let me even select
  CD as media, which presumably would have failed
  anyway, given the Marvell problem)
* Will now apply Antony's pata patch, and see if
  that new kernel makes everything work right.  If
  nothing else, the system seems to be up and
  running (only need CD for installs, all else is
  headless use)

=== Failed Attempts:
* 6.2-RELEASE-i386 failed to even begin the install,
  despite trying all "beastie menu" boot options

* 6.2-STABLE-i386-200706 failed to even begin the
  install, despite trying all "beastie menu" boot

* 7.0-CURRENT-i386-200706 appeared to install, but
  never could complete booting (froze at different
  dmesg output spots, depending on beastie boot
  choice, but still never made it to a login)

* 6.2-RELEASE-i386 via 7.0-CURRENT-i386 as installer,
  (reconfigured in options settings to install 6.2
  over ftp) -- in the hopes that being able to bypass
  the CD/DVD drive would let me get up and running --
  alas, still no joy, although got about as far as
  7.0-CURRENT (i.e. appeared to install, but couldn't
  actually use the system)


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