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Date:      Sat, 23 Apr 2011 01:37:22 +0200
From:      "Michael Ross" <michael.ross@gmx.net>
To:        "freebsd general questions" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>, "Doug Hardie" <bc979@lafn.org>
Subject:   Re: Help with Booting
Message-ID:  <op.vuc48k00halquq@michael-think>
In-Reply-To: <C249647E-1186-4AC2-8028-2C09326F77F0@lafn.org>
References:  <C249647E-1186-4AC2-8028-2C09326F77F0@lafn.org>

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Am 23.04.2011, 00:38 Uhr, schrieb Doug Hardie <bc979@lafn.org>:

> 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?



Michael



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