BTX loader fails on Gateway ALR 9200
Nethaniel at box201.com
Nethaniel at box201.com
Thu Jun 23 05:17:00 GMT 2005
I have an abundance of information all I need to know is what to say that
The OS I am loading is currently FreeBSD 5.3
I went to adaptec and found some information about FreeBSD 4.11. I
tried that version as well. I can get Solaris 10 to load but it fails to
find the raid as a valid drive.
Fedora Core 2 also boots and says it can't find a drive.
The Raid boots up fine and builds with no faults.
When I install a little 850 meg IDE drive and set that to master,
Still the btx loader dies. Here is what the final screen says:
/boot/kernel/acpi.ko text=0x3fbfc data=0x1c04+0x112c
int=0000000d err=00000000 efl=00030002 eip=00005755
eax=00000001 ebx=00000008 ecx=000039ff edx=00000082
esi=0000579c edi=0000e873 edi=000003ba esp=0000037e
cs=f000 ds=0040 es=f000 fs=9dc0 gs=f000 ss=9c46
cs:eip=2e 0f 01 14 0f 20 c0 0c-01 0f 22 c0 eb 00 8e db
8e c3 8e e3 8e eb 0f 20-c0 24 fc 0f 22 c0 ea 78
ss:esp=11 64 08 00 01 00 00 00-00 f0 c0 9d 02 02 51 e8
05 00 c2 ee 05 00 00 f0-00 00 1a 7d c4 5e dd e6
I think I copied all that correctly.
Has anyone got a quick idea why this fails right off?
Does this mean I need to set the same flags as what Adi Pircalabu suggested
in the "help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" thread?
" When the boot menu appears, try this:
- escape to loader prompt
- set hint.acpi.0.disabled="1"
- set hint.atkbd.0.flags="0x9"
Would this help me? In this case I'm lost here.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Craig Kleski [mailto:ckleski at mbc.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2005 12:10 PM
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Cc: Brian Duke
> Subject: Re: BTX loader fails on Gateway ALR 9200
> On Tuesday 21 June 2005 05:58 pm, Brian Duke wrote:
> > The BTX loader fails right after the initial setup screen.
> > I have :
> > Gateway ALR 9200
> > 4 processor xeon 500's
> > 1 gig ram
> > 1 adaptec 3200S scsi card running modified raid 5
> > 6 drives. 2 sets of striped 3 and mirrored.
> > I am having a difficult time finding anything that will load in this
> > box.
> > I prefer FreeBSD if possible. I've googled for a couple days and
> > didn't find much help.
> > Can someone help me get past this first hurdle?
> > Brian Duke
> > Blue Incorporated.
> Please give freebsd version. Also, what other operating systems have
> failed to load for you? How exactly does the boot fail? Any error
> messages? Describe in detail.
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