DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-07
Re: Compaq Evo boot problem
I tried both with packet mode enabled and disabled with the same
results. I will try changing the disk settings to Large or Auto as
others have suggested.
BTW, I used the latest versions of PC-BSD and DesktopBSD and both
produced the same results as Dfly. Since they are nothing more than
cosmetic enhancements to FreeBSD I guess it's safe to say that FreeBSD
has the same problem. Of course, no offense meant here. They did a
great job in making it easy to install. I am just trying to point out
that they are still FreeBSD systems so if they hang on the machine as
well then it's not just a bug in Dfly.
On 7/30/06, Francois Tigeot <ftigeot@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Sun, Jul 30, 2006 at 11:24:17AM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :FWIW, FreeBSD 6.0 has no trouble booting from the machine I had this
> :problem on.
> With the disks set to 'Auto' mode instead of 'Large' mode?
> There's no real difference between FreeBSD's slice table and ours. There
> might be a difference with regards to the boot code using packet mode
> or not (configurable with boot0cfg), but generally speaking we want to
> use packet mode for the greatest compatibility with BIOSes.
I also used different disks for both OSes; this may have had an effect.
FreeBSD: 120 GB PATA
Dragonfly: 74 GB SATA