DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2007-02
Re: Installing Dragonfly 1.8 hangs BIOS completly
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
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.