misc/160011: Installer Disk will not boot

Grant Derhofer register at ciengi.com
Tue Aug 23 00:10:14 UTC 2011

>Number:         160011
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       Installer Disk will not boot
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Aug 23 00:10:10 UTC 2011
>Originator:     Grant Derhofer
>Release:        8.2
Cannot boot installer disk for 32-bit or 64-bit, PC-BSD, FreeNAS, or FreeBSD.

System Specs:
- Phenom II X4 940
- ASRock AOD790GX/128M Mainboard
- Integrated graphics
- 4 GB RAM (GSkill 2x2GB)
- 2, 40GB HDDs, RAID 1
- LSI SCSI controller (for tape drives)
- (not connected) SuperMicro 8 port SATA non-raid card with 8 1.5 TB Drives

I did some changes to the BIOS and found that the DVD will boot to the installer when the SATA mode is AHCI or IDE, but not RAID and I really want RAID 1 as my OS since it is mirrored.

Here is what the loaders says:

CD Loader 1.2

Building the boot loader arguments.....
Looking up /BOOT/LOADER... Found

and then it reboots. It does not reboot when the hard drives connected to the AMD RAID controller are disconnected. It almost seems like the CD boot loader crashes silently.

PC-BSD thread at: http://forums.pcbsd.org/showthread.php?p=88616
AMD RAID SATA controller with a RAID configuration.
Don't use RAID (not really an option)


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