8.0-CURRENT: No disks found!
gavin at FreeBSD.org
Tue Dec 23 19:16:39 UTC 2008
On Sun, 2008-12-07 at 09:36 -0500, Greg Wang wrote:
> Regular boot gives "fatal trap #12", "no acpi" and "safe mode" both give
> message "no disks found!" on sysinstall screen (partitioning). Both hashes
> are OK, burned @x4, 3 different CDs were tried.
> Asus P4S333c (SiS chipset 645/961), P4 2.4GHz, mem 768MB, ps2 keyboard, ps2
> mouse, GeForce3-Ti200, monitor Viewsonic VA912b (1280x1024).
> 6.0, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.0 and 7.1-Beta2 - all run perfectly on that machine.
> Did 8.0 drop supporting SiS? Or what could be a reason?
This should now be fixed, with a commit on 2008/12/18. If you are
installing from 8.0 snapshot ISOs, I don't think any include this fix
yet. Either wait until the 200901 snapshot, or install the 200809
snapshot, which predates the SiS chipset breakage.
> Another machine: Asus M3N78-VM, AthlonX2 (4450e) 2.3GHz, DDR2-800-4GB,
> NVidia chip, GeForce 8200 (onboard), ps2 keyboard, usb-mouse, SATA -HDD,
> SATA CD/DVD-W, all features - onboard. Monitor: SyncMaster2253bw.
> 8.0-CURRENT amd64 version.
> With CD1 could install only Base, Kernel and docs. Anything else including
> Xorg cannot be installed (error: no Index present). FTP: "there is no
> distribution on ftp://... do you want to try another ftp site?"
> pkg_add output: command not found. Again hashes are OK, 2 CDs were tried.
I'm guessing, but this is probably because the FTP site doesn't carry
all the parts for a network install of -CURRENT. It's not clear if you
are talking about installing packages or other parts of the base system,
the latter should work but the former is probably best done outside of
> Downloaded dvd.iso 3 times: first failed @97% (error: cannot copy from
> server), second download finished successfully but .iso file couldn't be
> found (mystery!), 3-rd download was OK.
> However I got the same problem with Index files on the DVD and "no
> distribution" with FTP using sysinstall.
Again, packages may not be included on the CURRENT install media, and
even if they are, they probably are not tested anywhere near as much as
a -STABLER release. Use pkg_add rather than trying to do it at install
> Fortunately dvd installed pkg_add and I managed to install X and then Gnome.
> Currently have problem with correct resolution (1680x1050) only 1280x1024
> available as maximum. There is no data for ModeLine in xorg.0.log mentioned
> in handbook. Tried to force in xorg.conf:
> Section Monitor:
> HoryzSync 30.0-81.0
> VertRefresh 50.0-76.0
> Option "DPMS"
> that was accepted as well as DefaultDepth 24 under Screen section.
> Section Screen:
> Modes "1680x1050"
> Doesn't work. xorg.0.log output: "not used, no such name" )
> xorg.0.log + - in the attachment.
Can't help you here I'm afraid.
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