[PC-BSD Testing] Atheros tested
kris at pcbsd.com
Tue Sep 23 05:58:25 PDT 2008
> I did already test the drivers. and still it froze up unless I ran in
> boot option 3 "Safe Mode', in which case it seemed to run indefinitly.
> Wish I knew just what safe mode is as applies to PCBSD.
> But may have other problems too. I removed an unneeded pci IDE card
> from the system and at first it seemed to run for several hours without
> the driver change. but since then, the freeze-up are real quick. Almost
> like the computer has a heat problem cause the longer the computer runs,
> the shorter the time between boot-up and freeze-up in normal mode..
> Yesterday I installed what was supposed to be my new "main"
> installation on one of 4 partitions. Altho it installed fine, suddenly
> the other two BSD partitions got thier sub-partition ( slices )
> relocated and I can no longer boot to them even after changing the
> entries in their respective /etc/fstab's. The first boot menu says
> "Invalid Partition" if I press F3 or F4.
The "safe" mode feature does this (from /boot/beastie.4th):
dup bootsafekey @ = if
s" arch-i386" environment? if
s" acpi_load" unsetenv
s" 1" s" hint.acpi.0.disabled" setenv
s" 1" s" loader.acpi_disabled_by_user"
s" 1" s" hint.apic.0.disabled" setenv
s" 0" s" hw.ata.ata_dma" setenv
s" 0" s" hw.ata.atapi_dma" setenv
s" 0" s" hw.ata.wc" setenv
s" 0" s" hw.eisa_slots" setenv
s" 1" s" hint.kbdmux.0.disabled" setenv
You could try setting some of those options to 1, or 0 depending to
determine which it is that fixes the freezing. Place the new entries
into /boot/loader.conf (in case of acpi_load) or /etc/sysctl.conf
As for the partitioning, I think I've figured out where that bug is
coming from. I will be testing it out here, and applying a bugfix to the
ISO in the next week or two.
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