machine won't start

Carsten Mattner carstenmattner at
Wed Jul 4 03:16:25 PDT 2012

On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 11:30 PM, Sascha Wildner <saw at> wrote:
> On Tue, 03 Jul 2012 23:15:47 +0200, Carsten Mattner
> <carstenmattner at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I tried to install dfly 3.0.2 on an old amd64 box.
>> When setup was in the configuration phase it didn't allow setting
>> passwords with : or other characters.
>> At that point I hit hard (cold) reset and since that time the machine
>> won't leave the BIOS startup phase (POST?).
>> Took out the CMOS battery for a minute to no avail. Anything else I
>> should try? Is it possible that the ROM or CPU has been damaged by
>> the installer? I can't even get into the BIOS via DEL.
>> I'll take out the CMOS battery overnight and try tomorrow.
>> Thanks for any help.
> It sounds like

Sascha, is it be safe to assume that once I've made the
disk functional NetBSD, FreeBSD, or OpenBSD would not have
the problem? I'm not sure after reading the bug report.

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