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Re: my old laptop bios freezes on reboot after dflyBSD installed

From: "Edward M." <unixdragonflybsd@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:34:14 -0800

On 11/28/11 05:08, Sascha Wildner wrote:
On Wed, 23 Nov 2011 03:42:07 +0100, Edward M. <unixdragonflybsd@gmail.com> wrote:


I'm have an issue with my old laptop and DragonFlyBSD.
it's a rebranded compal 56-15, pentium m, 1GB ram, Ati video. The issue I'm having is the live cd boots fine after i disabled acpi within dragonfly. because it was stoping on a error
once the live cd boots with acpi driver disabled, I'm able to install dragonfly by using the "installer" pogram everthing seems fine but once i reboot. the bios freezes on reboot on
"insyde ACPI BIOS initialized (Version 3.00.05). i have to poweroff the laptop remove the hd and connect it to another unit, erase dragonfly from it and reinstall the
hd back to the laptop once again the laptop boots again. I only need to install an OS. All other OSes work fine on this unit except dflybsd.

Thanks! I'm not sure how i will be able to get the log from dmesg when it is running from the live cd?

Please check out this issue -> http://bugs.dragonflybsd.org/issues/989


I checked it out and sounds its kinda the identical problem my laptop is having; BIOS freezes while booting, keyboard is non reponsive, i have to powerdown the unit. Another user suggested turning off APCI from the BIOS, but it does not have that feature in the
BIOS menu; it really has a basic BIOS menu. I ran a test by only formatting the Harddisk with both HAMMER and UFS from DragonFlyBSD's installer program to see how laptop would react when rebooted, the same thing occur , BIOS freezes on "insyde ACPI BIOS initialized (Version 3.00.05).". I Guess the way the installer formats the hd is not agreeing with the way the BIOS functions, etc on this thing.

How can i install DragonFlyBSD manually like it is stated in the bug report by using -C in fdisk?

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