Agp0 probe forced my to use floppy kernel in 5.2.1 Release
From: Eric Toll (etoll_at_vipstructures.com)
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 11:00:41 -0400 To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I had a *hell* of a time trying to get FreeBSD 5.2.1 installed on a Netserver E60. PII 450 SCSI
During the agp0 probe the system would lock up tight.
Here's what I did. Made some floppies, (since they don't have AGP support on them) Booted System, went thru the whole install and then right before Exiting Install, I ran an Emergency Shell on TTY4.
Then I FTP'd the gunziped kernel file into /boot/kernel. Then rebooted system. (From another 5.2.1 box)
System came up fine (no lockup) but now I have no ethernet, yet the std boot and mfsroot floppies do have an Intel nic driver on them that works, after all I used the floppy boot discs to FTP the floppy kernel onto my scsi
Geesh, what an ordeal. (If you didn't know how to go about it as I didn't)
What am I doing wrong? Is this the wrong way? I tried to let the HD boot up to the loader prompt after the 5.2.1 install and then set currdev=/dev/fd0 and then do a load kernel (this did not work), and then to a
setcurrdev=<back to my HD> so I can boot from it but no luck.
Anyway my machine is up but it's pretty useless without Network...
Tips, pointers, misc. info would be much appreciated.
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