On Thu, 1 Jun 2006 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I'm trying to set up a small cluster of diskless boxes using FreeBSD 6.1.
> So Far, PXE loads pxeboot which loads the kernel.
> But the kernel stops in the middle of booting for no apparent reason. The
> last thing on the console is "Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec", which
> usually occurs just before the root partition is mounted.
This problem now solved. Appears to be caused by broken ACPI on the boxes
in question. Disabling ACPi causes things to work as expected.