[issue806] boot error on MacBook

Simon 'corecode' Schubert corecode at fs.ei.tum.de
Tue Sep 11 18:13:15 PDT 2007

YONETANI Tomokazu wrote:
On Tue, Sep 11, 2007 at 09:00:13PM -0000, Daniel Tralamazza wrote:
  I'm trying to boot Dragonfly (1.10.1_REL) on a MacBook (1st gen). After the 
booting process starts it enters a loop and displays "<db>" indefinitely.
How far did it go, such as whether you saw the twirling bar, the DragonFly
menu, the copyright notice, or so on.  If you can get to the boot menu,
please try booting with ACPI disabled to see if it changes anything.
I know it's hard because our boot loader can't properly initialize
the keyboard (and I see it on other OSes, too).  You'll have to try
rebooting until the keyboard works.
It comes until some stage of device initialization.  The last thing I 
could see was probing of uhub or something like that.

So my guess is that the usb keyboard doesn't attach correctly and panics 
the kernel.  ddb pops up and can't read from they console, thus leading 
to an endless db> output loop.

[to avoid confusion:  I was standing next to Daniel when he was trying 
to boot]

It boots fine on MacBook Pro(core 2 duo) here, FYI.
That's very good news!  Can you work with it or are there still some 
major problems?


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