I'm trying to install FreeBSD 6 on my computer but the system hangs during
the boot process.
The last line that appears on the screen is :
ehci0: <EHCI (generic) USB 2.0 controller> mem 0xfebffc00-0xfebfffff irq 23 at device 29.7 on pci0
When I turn off the USB legacy support in BIOS, there is no problem.
But this is not a good solution for me because I have an USB keyboard.
So when I the legacy support is not active, I can't choose "Boot FreeBSD
with USB keyboard" in the loader...
My motherboard is a MSI 865PE Neo2-P (Intel 865PE chipset).
I also am having a similar problem and not sure whether to log a
separate bug entry for this. In any case the problem is that I have
tried to install FreeBSD 6.1 and FreeBSD 6.2 without any luck on a Dell
OptiPlex 320. However it hangs in the boot process once it probes the
usb port the usb keyboard is plugged into.
Details as follows:
ohci0: Reserved 0x1000 bytes for rid 0x10 type 3 at 0xdfff7000
ioapic0: routing intpin 16 (PCI IRQ16) to vector 50
usb0: OHCI version 1.0, legacy support
usb0: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> on ohci0
usb0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0: ATI OHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
ohci1: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> mem 0xdfff8000-0xdfff8fff irq 17
at device 19.1 on pci0
ohci1: Reserved 0x1000 bytes for rid 0x10 type 3 at 0xdfff8000
ioapic0: routing intpin 7 (PCI IRQ 17) to vector 51
usb1: OHCI version 1.0, legacy support
At this stage it just hangs.
If i boot the PC without the keyboard plugged in and then plug it in
once all the usb ports have been probed by FreeBSD it then picks up the
keyboard and I can install FreeBSD. That is the usb keyboard is plugged
in after the following section in the boot phase:
usb5: waiting for BIOS to give up control
usb5: EHCI version 1.0
usb5: compnaion controllers, 2 ports each: usb0 usb1 usb2 usb4
usb5: <EHCI (generic) USB 2.0 controller> on ehci0
usb5: USB revision 2.0
uhub5: ATI EHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub5: 10 ports with 10 removable, self powered
Obviously once it reboots, it hangs again in the same place if the
keyboard is left in.
I cant test without USB legacy support as the Dell BIOS doesnt offer
this option, nor have the luxury of trying to use a PS2 keyboard.
I have tried booting with safe mode as well, but no luck. I also tried
creating a 6.1 ISO without OHCI support and just EHCI and UHCI support
and still no luck.
I then recompiled the kernel and created a 6.1 ISO with just UHCI
support (no EHCI or OHCI support) and the box then booted ok and i could
install the OS.
I did not try this approach with 6.2, but im assuming ti would probably
behave the same.
I have attached a dmesg from a successful 6.2 boot when the keyboard was
plugged in after the usb ports had been probed (this is with the GENERIC
By the way I also notice that it reports a bad signature in the MP
config table - which you can see in the dmesg. Please let me know if you
need anything else.
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