Help upgrading 4.4 Release - 4.8 Stable
gnorm at mac.com
Sat Jul 12 12:36:10 PDT 2003
I'm trying to upgrade from 4.4 Release to 4.8 Stable. Everything goes
well until I reboot after building and installing my custom kernel. This
machine is a gateway, nat, ipfw. I will also install MySQL, Apache, and
PHP4 after upgrading. Prior to upgrading everything worked fine.
When I reboot it hangs after:
ppi0: <Parallel I/O> on ppbus0
I have a copy of my previous kernel and can boot up using it.
Here is a snippet of the probe showing where it fails:
sio at port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on isa 0
ppc0:<Parallel port> at port 0x378-0x37f irq 7 on isa0
ppc0: Generic chipset (NIBBLE-only) in COMPATIBLE mode
lpt0:<Printer> on ppbus 0
ppi0:<Parallel I/O> on ppbus0 #it hangs here and fail.
It seem as though the probe fail while searching for dummynet. After
ppi0:<Parallel I/O> on ppbus0 during a successful boot system probe shows
DUMMYNET initialized (xxxxxx)
IP packet filtering initialized, divert enabled, rule-based forwarding
According to UPDATING there were changes made with dummynet, bridging
and ipfw between 4.4 Release and 4.8 Stable. I tried commenting
dummynet and bridging in my custom kernel, rebuilding and installing the
kernel with those changes. A 4.8 Stable boot still fail at the same
A kernel with ppi0<Parallel I/O> on ppbus0 disabled does not work
either. I have not been able to find a solution by searching google, and
FreeBSD.org either. I have reinstalled the entire OS, starting from a
clean install of 4.4 Release, still no success.
Any help, suggestion, pointers, or ideas would be appreciated.
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