i386/60671: FreeBSD 5.2RC2 installation process doesn't make it to /stand/sysinstall

Kevin Ross austusross at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 28 15:10:17 PST 2003

>Number:         60671
>Category:       i386
>Synopsis:       FreeBSD 5.2RC2 installation process doesn't make it to /stand/sysinstall
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    freebsd-i386
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Dec 28 15:10:14 PST 2003
>Originator:     Kevin Ross
>Release:        FreeBSD 5.2RC2
Toshiba Satellite Laptop model#S255-2435
Intel Pentium 4, 2.4 Ghz Microprocessor
40 GB HD

Multiply partitioned hard drive:
Primary partition 1: 10000MB NetBSD partition (NetBSD installed)
Primary partition 2: 1024MB Linux Swap
Primary partition 3: 16000MB Linux partition (Gentoo installed)
Primary partition 4: <empty> (intended destination for FreeBSD 5.2)
Grub used as bootloader

Transcribed boot messages (shorthand utilized):
GEOM: Configure ad0s1, start ...
GEOM: Configure ad0s4, start ...
(probe 0: sbp 0:0:0:0): error 22
(probe 0: sbp 0:0:0:0): unretryable error
(probe 6: sbp 0:0:6:0): error 22
(probe 6: sbp 0:0:6:0): unretryable error
mounting root from ufs: /dev/md0
start_init: trying /sbin/init
start_init: trying /stand/sysinstall
<cursor> (everything stops here with no further messages)

IMPACT: FreeBSD5.2RC2 essentially uninstallable using the CD under the aforementioned environment.  This problem exists for FreeBSD 5.1 Release CD as well (boot messages may vary).
Obtain and verify good a FreeBSD 5.2RC2 CD.  Replicate environment (unsure if partitioning scheme is relevant).  Attempt to install FreeBSD 5.2RC2.

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