Average Joe (tmtl) wrote in freebsd_users,
Average Joe
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Issues booting

I had a power failure, which obviously resulted in my machine powering off

When I switched it back on, the boot process halted at this point

The machine only has 1 harddisk in it, so the actual disk is readable for it to boot at all, I'd have thought?

I managed to boot into safe mode once, which resulted in a background FSCK running. I let that run through, and rebooted. Again, the boot process halted at the same stage

Now, if I try to boot into safe mode, it gets to the same stage. But, disk access is via PIO4 rather than UDMA100

Does anyone have any ideas what the crack is? Or in fact, how I can fix it :) I doubt it matters, but I'm running 7.0
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I shall try with ACPI disabled this evening (I'm currently not in the same place as the machine)

I have the only upgrade I've recently performed was from 6.x to 7.0, but have rebooted a couple of times since then

I don't specify any disk access method, that seems to be auto-sensed (for lack of a better term). How would I go about dropping from UDMA100?

Thank you for your help!
I tried with ACPI disabled, and got the same result :-(

I selected the verbose boot option, and got this. Do you have any thoughts on this?
Yeah, probably ACPI or something that 7 is more sensitive to on the ATA bus...
I tried with ACPI disabled, and got the same result :-(

I selected the verbose boot option, and got this. Do you have any thoughts on this?
Interesting... Maybe disable the floppy controller in the BIOS and see what happens after that?
That seemed to do the trick!

For good measure, I also disabled firewire and audio too, as I don't use them. Thank you so much for your help!