That is where this issue is documented. However, it is incorrect. The proper hint is in fact:
While other ways exist, one way to solve the problem is:
To allow the install to boot, at the boot prompt type
Then, after the install, add
The way I understand it, setting the above hint to 1 disables acpi. If acpi_load is set and the above hint is not equal to 1, acpi will be loaded. So acpi_load is an abstraction of the hint (less typing).
I also prefer that Those With Laptops have to deal with a more difficult install. (Are they a smaller user base?)
Either way, the documentation should be probably be updated. If someone with the power to change the docs contacts me I'd be happy to submit an update.
On 14 Jan 2003, Steve Kargl wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 14, 2003 at 11:10:03AM -0800, Nate
> Lawson wrote:
> > But before the conversation gets off topic,
> > I want to know where acpi disabling is
> > documented so I can point people to the doc
> > instead of answering the same question over
> > and over.
> It's documented in loader(8), device.hints(5),
> and INSTALL.TXT. From INSTALL.TXT
> 4.2.1. My system hangs while probing
> hardware during boot, or it behaves
> strangely during install, or the
> floppy drive isn't probed.
> FreeBSD 5.0 and above makes extensive use
> of the system ACPI service on the i386
> platform to aid in system configuration if
> it's detected during boot. Unfortunately,
> some bugs still exist in both the ACPI
> driver and within system motherboards and
> BIOS. The use of ACPI can be disabled by
> setting the ``hw.acpi.0.disable'' hint in
> the third stage boot loader:
> This is reset each time the system is
> booted, so it might be necessary to set it
> permanently in the file /boot/loader.conf.
> More inforation about the boot loader can
> be found in the FreeBSD Handbook.
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