[nycbug-talk] Machine hangs upon boot load screen

pete wright nomadlogic
Wed Dec 14 11:55:45 EST 2005

On 12/14/05, Francisco Reyes <lists at stringsutils.com> wrote:
> Have two near identical machines, with the disk drives the only difference,
> that are having different behaviours (one been the freezing).
> Machine 1 freezes upon the bootup screen (the one with the menu, right
> before the kernel boots).
> Machine 2 works fine.
> On the trouble machine we tried disabling ACPI and AIPC and it did not help.
> Usually the freezing occurs after 2 or 3 seconds.
> To make it more interesting... if we press enter right after the menu comes
> up the machine boots perfectly fine and the machine works without any
> problems.
> Both machines with FreeBSD 6 Stable as of Dec 6.
> We are going to try 6 Release... and failing that then we will try 5. Stable.
> Any suggestions?
> Will post motherboard tomorrow when I get back to the office, but it's
> interesting that we have that second machine with the same CPU/motherboard
> which works fine.

check BIOS rev's/options, failing that have you swapped the drives
between both machines?  This should tell us if it's a possible
hardware issue or OS install issue.


Pete Wright
NYC's *BSD User Group

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