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Re: Compaq Evo boot problem

From: Haidut <haidut@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 09:52:51 -0400

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

Francois Tigeot

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