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Date:      Sat, 23 Apr 2011 01:37:22 +0200
From:      "Michael Ross" <>
To:        "freebsd general questions" <>, "Doug Hardie" <>
Subject:   Re: Help with Booting
Message-ID:  <op.vuc48k00halquq@michael-think>
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Am 23.04.2011, 00:38 Uhr, schrieb Doug Hardie <>:

> I have an AMD based system that is driving me nuts.  I am trying to  
> install 8.2 on it but can't get past the first boot.  I had a system up  
> and running on it before, but I had to remove a drive and do the install  
> on another computer.  That worked, but now I need to use the built in  
> RAID hardware.  As best as I can tell I am going to have to install on  
> the the actual hardware.  Motherboard is an Arima NM46X.  The machine  
> appears to be about 6 years old.
> I have tried to boot the install disk, the live filesystem disk, and the  
> memstick image for FreeBSD 7.0 through 8.2.  All of them do exactly the  
> same thing:
> Bootstart starts.
> BTX loader lists the drives and memory
> FreeBSD bootstrap loader version 1.1 starts.  I get the build date and  
> then a new line with just a '/' on it.  It never begins to spin.  No  
> additional I/O occurs with the boot device.
> The memstick and CDs are good.  They boot just fine on another computer,  
> just not this one.  I have had to work around CD issues in the past, but  
> I thought the memstick would work if the BIOS would recognize it and  
> boot from it.  It recognizes it and tries to boot.  I need some ideas  
> here as the RAID is essential for this application.  Thanks,

Architecture mismatch, trying to boot a amd64 on an i386 machine?


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