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Re: Compaq Evo boot problem

From: YONETANI Tomokazu <qhwt+dfly@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 00:31:12 +0900

On Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 10:46:51AM -0400, Haidut wrote:
> 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.

Hmm, your problem looks more like this one:

> 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?
> >http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-hardware/2003-July/000418.html
> >
> >Cheers.
> >

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