amd64/94989: BTX Halts on Sun Fire X2100 w/6.1-BETA4 (amd64)
and 5.4-RELEASE (x86)
cdjones-freebsd-amd64 at novusordo.net
Tue Mar 28 09:43:18 UTC 2006
Ken Gunderson wrote:
> This uses the Tyan 2865 mainboard. I have a couple machines that use
> this board. The BIOS that ships is bogus- machines wouldn't boot
> (don't remember the details of why since it's been a while now).
> Updating the BIOS fixes it. Just built a couple of these last week and
> noted the most recent BIOS is dated March 2006. You might want to
> double check Sun's site and see if they've released updates.
Following your advice, I've updated the BIOS, which is now at version
1.07 (from Sun's supplemental disk version 1.2 ). This BIOS
version seems to be from January '06 rather than March '06.
Sadly, I'm still getting the BTX loader error when trying with 6.1-
BETA4 amd64. As I noted in the gnats entry, a snapshot of OpenBSD
3.9 amd64 runs quite happily, which would be fine for my purposes
except that I need jails.
Does anyone have any further suggestions or a more recent BIOS flash
that they could send my way?
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