Freebsd on a Montecito (ia64)

Marcel Moolenaar marcel at
Mon Jul 31 16:05:37 UTC 2006

On Jul 31, 2006, at 12:07 AM, gerhard.dorner at wrote:

> hi,
> i've tried to install FreeBSD-ia64 6.1 on a Montecito(ia64) and  
> system stopped
> on the line "Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/md0"
> what can i do ?

It looks to me that the low-level serial console works, but that
the UART is not found during bus-enumeration so that when you
try to get to multi-user (which happens after "Trying root...")
there's no device to open. Watch the boot and see if there's an
uart marked as console, like:

uart3: <16550 or compatible> iomem 0xff5e0000-0xff5e0007 irq 34 on acpi0
uart3: [FAST]
uart3: console (115200,n,8,1)

  Marcel Moolenaar         USPA: A-39004          marcel at

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