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 From:  Bill Minton <billminton at hotmail dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] hanging after sio1: type 16550A
 Date:  Mon, 04 Oct 2004 11:14:33 -0500
I'll disable that in the BIOS and see if I get further.

Thanks for the reply.





James W. McKeand wrote:

>AFAIK, "sio1" is referring to the serial interface not your NICs. Do you
>have your serial port(s) disabled?
>
>The 16550A is a standard serial controller. (I think I remember that
>correctly...)
>
>_________________________________
>James W. McKeand
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Bill Minton [mailto:billminton at hotmail dot com] 
>Sent: Monday, October 04, 2004 10:24 AM
>To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
>Subject: [m0n0wall] hanging after sio1: type 16550A
>
>It ran through most of the boot process just fine but kept hanging on
>whatever comes after the line:
>
>    "sio1:  type 16550A".
>
>The floppy was in the drive and formatted (necessary according to the docs).
>
>I was trying to run it on a 900Mhz P3 on an Asus BTX board.  The board has
>onboard ethernet that I know works, and I'd added a PCI NIC to it as well
>(one for WAN connection, one for LAN).
>
>I tried two different PCI NIC's but got to the same point w/both.
>
>Another piece of information....I got it to bootup fine once or twice on an
>old dual 166Mhz box, so I know the CD is ok.
>
>I tried disabling most of what I could in the BIOS to see if something there
>was causing it to hang, and after doing so, the only change was instead of
>the last line being:  "sio1:  type 16550A" it hung like this:
>
>sio1:  type 16550A
>a
>
>Not sure wha the "a" is all about.
>
>As far as I can tell, there's no way to pass config info in when booting up.
>
>  It just begins booting on powerup.
>
>Any ideas?
>
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