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Re: Compaq Evo boot problem

From: Haidut <haidut@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 10:46:51 -0400

Yes, I followed this article and set everything to MAX PIO. It still
doesn't work and it's very annoying. BTW, to do give Dfly credit I
have to say that installing the latest FreeBSD version gives the same
error. This is a really embarassing bug for a modern operating system
to have. Of all things, the bootloader should be the most stable. And
the computer is not that old either. It's a P4 and both Linux and
Windows work on it like charm.

On 7/27/06, YONETANI Tomokazu <qhwt+dfly@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 07:42:32PM -0400, Haidut wrote:
> Hi all,
> I installed Dfly on a Compaq Evo desktop and when I try to boot from
> the HDD I get several lines of cryptic messages in hex and then a line
> withe text "BTX halted".
> I found some posts on the Internet saying that *BSD have problem
> booting on some Compaq machines but none of the posts offered
> conclusive advice. Some advices were to change the HDD settings in the
> BIOX to "MAX PIO" and I did that but still the same error. I saw a
> post on the Dfly list from back in 2004 with the same problem but
> nobody responded to that person. Any clues on how to fix this?

Hi, the following article seems to suggest that you need to
disable DMA for CD-ROM and other things too, not just HDD,
did you tried that?


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