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Re: Installing Dragonfly 1.8 hangs BIOS completly

From: Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 01:55:54 +0800

Michael Neumann wrote:

Just a few minutes ago, I installed Dragonfly 1.8 onto my laptop.
Then I rebooted, and the BIOS hung up completely after showing that it detected the harddisk and cdrom. I powered down and tried again, but that didn't worked either. I couldn't even boot a CD or anything else or couldn't even enter the BIOS setup.

The only thing that worked was to remove the harddisk physically and then pluging it in a few seconds after the BIOS crossed the detection of the devices. Using this method, I booted the Dragonfly installer cd and used the disk tools to wipe out the beginning of the harddisk. Then I rebooted again and voila, I could boot normally (without removing the harddisk). Puh!

Now I tried a second time to install Dragonfly 1.8, but after I reboot the BIOS hangs again!

I know that the BIOS should not hang up itself, but on the other hand that didn't happen with any other operating system I installed on my laptop (FreeBSD, NetBSD, DragonFly 1.6). So I think there is something wrong in the 1.8 version. Any hints?



Welll... you have told us *which* laptop, (Make, model, age, CPU, whether you have APM, ACPI, enabled/not, if storage devices are autodetecting, swapped, set to boot out-of-order, etc. any and all of that info might help.

. .and nothing attached to a serial port while booting, please.


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