FreeBSD 5.3 problems

After the release of FreeBSD on 06 Nov 2004, i wanted to do a test installation in my laptop, a Toshiba Pro M10.

Of course it didn’t succeded. The machine hung with a GIANT-LOCKED after probing the onboard USB controller. I didn’t have more time to investigate it so i did an abort.

Today i downloaded FreeSBIE, a freebsd [url][/url] live cd similar to knoppix, and try to see if it boot. Same error again.

Now it is time to find a solution. Doing a little search on google it appears that i am not the only person with the same problem, but i didn’t find a clear solution.

Disabling acpi didn’t help. The last message just for reference is the following:

[b]uhci0: port 0xefe0-0xefff irq 11 at device 29.0 on pci0
uhci0: Reserved 0x20 bytes for rid 0x20 type 4 at 0xefe0
uhci0: [GIANT-LOCKED][/b]

I will look at it again in the weekend. It is too bad i cannot run freebsd in my laptop 🙁