Gateway ALR 9200
brian at box201.com
Sun Jun 26 18:34:08 GMT 2005
I picked up one of these and would like to run FreeBSD this beast.
The BTX loader fails right after the initial setup screen. I press any
option except install prompt and it fails.
I have :
Gateway ALR 9200
4 processor xeon 500's
1 gig ram
1 adaptec 3200S scsi card running modified raid 5
6 drives. 2 sets of striped 3 and mirrored.
I am having a difficult time finding anything that will load in this box.
I prefer FreeBSD if possible. I've googled for a couple days and didn't find
Can someone help me get past this first hurdle?
The OS I am loading is currently FreeBSD 5.3
I went to adaptec and found some information about FreeBSD 4.11 and tried
that version as well.
I can get Solaris 10 to load but it fails to find the raid as a valid drive.
Fedora Core 2 also boots and says it can't find a drive.
The Raid boots up fine and builds with no faults.
I have an adaptec driver for FeeBSD but I need to install enough OS to
pkg_add the file.
When I install a little 850 meg IDE drive and set that to master, Still the
btx loader dies. Here is what the final screen says:
/boot/kernel/acpi.ko text=0x3fbfc data=0x1c04+0x112c
int=0000000d err=00000000 efl=00030002 eip=00005755
eax=00000001 ebx=00000008 ecx=000039ff edx=00000082
esi=0000579c edi=0000e873 edi=000003ba esp=0000037e
cs=f000 ds=0040 es=f000 fs=9dc0 gs=f000 ss=9c46
cs:eip=2e 0f 01 14 0f 20 c0 0c-01 0f 22 c0 eb 00 8e db
8e c3 8e e3 8e eb 0f 20-c0 24 fc 0f 22 c0 ea 78
ss:esp=11 64 08 00 01 00 00 00-00 f0 c0 9d 02 02 51 e8
05 00 c2 ee 05 00 00 f0-00 00 1a 7d c4 5e dd e6
I think I copied all that correctly.
Has anyone got a quick idea why this fails right off?
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