FreeBSD-7.0-Beta2 (i386) on Opteron?
kris at FreeBSD.org
Thu Nov 15 14:20:25 PST 2007
Mark Staudinger wrote:
> On 11/14/07, Kris Kennaway <kris at freebsd.org > wrote:
>> Mark Staudinger wrote:
>>> I wasn't sure if -questions or -current was the right group, but I
>>> both before posting.
>>> I'm trying to begin testing FreeBSD-7.0-Beta2, and I have a mixture of
>>> and AMD-based machines that I work with.
>>> I'm using the i386 release. I've previously used FreeBSD-4.9R and 6.2Rfor
>>> i386 on these machines, but cannot get
>>> 7.0-Beta2 to work on the AMD machines. These are 100- and 1000-series
>>> dual-core Opteron CPUs.
>>> I've tried:
>>> Updating using source from 6.2-Release
>>> Installing from 7.0-Beta2 CD
>>> Installing from 7.0-CURRENT-200710-i386 snapshot CD
>>> I see a variety of errors, including:
>>> 1) BTX Halted
>>> 2) errors when running /bin/sh from /etc/rc
>>> /libexec/ld-elf.so.1 Undefined symbol "opterr" referenced from
>>> relocation in sh
>>> /libexec/ld-elf.so.1 Invalid file format (on multiple binaries)
>>> various other "undefined symbol" messages
>>> signal 10, signal 11 on multiple binaries
>> Sounds like you might have a corrupted installation. Did you verify the
>> MD5 checksum on the ISO images?
>>> Has anyone successfully used 7.0-Beta2 for i386 on AMD Opteron-based
>>> platform? Any suggestions for tracking
>>> down the problem?
>> Yes, it works on mine.
> I just compared the md5 sum and they match. Considering that I used 2
> different CD sources,
> as well as a source update, all with similar results, it would seem unlikely
> that a corrupted file/image
> could be at fault. And of course, the same hard CD can be used to install
> to an Intel-based machine
> with no failures.
> I've tried 3 different MB/ CPU combinations. All are Supermicro-branded,
> and all have the HT1000
> ServerWorks chipset. I've just found Jeff Robertson's post:
> Perhaps he can confirm the behavior. In the meantime I will try the patch
> posted by John Baldwin
> yesterday on -current, and test that with both IDE and MMIO modes.
Yes, that sounds likely. Thanks for trying the patch.
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