DragonflyBSD 4.8 on Mac Mini 2010 - fails to install

karu.pruun karu.pruun at gmail.com
Mon Apr 24 01:16:07 PDT 2017


I may have ran into similar issue with a mac laptop from 2009. By way
of testing, can you check if dragonfly 3.6.2 boots without acpi --- at
boot, get to prompt and give

> lunset acpi_load
> set hint.acpi.0.disabled=1
> boot -v

If it boots, then the behavior is similar. There are possibly two
problems that need to be resolved so that 4.8 can boot on mac. The
first one has a patch, the second one needs more debugging.




On Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 11:47 PM, ron georgia <rong1611 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I tried to install DragonflyBSD 4.8 on my Mac Mini 2010 model. It hangs
> after “printing” this message:
> ACPI: 4 ACPI AML tables successfully acquired and loaded.
> I was able to install both OpenBSD and FreeBSD current (not at the same
> time). OpenBSD worked out of the box and I needed a little Google foo to get
> FreeBSD to use the bge interface. I did try all the “boot without” options
> and ended up in the same place. Are there any boot flags I can set or some
> black magic incantation to get Dragonfly on my Mac Mini?
> Ron

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