Install 5.4 CD, Adaptec 2120S, aac0: Command <hex> Timeouts
scottl at samsco.org
Thu Oct 26 04:15:20 UTC 2006
Glen Van Lehn wrote:
>>>> Scott Long <scottl at samsco.org> 10/25/06 7:36 PM >>>
> Glen Van Lehn wrote:
>> Hi, I'm new to the FreeBSD lists, and still uncertain on protocol.
>> I posted this today on the freebsd-hardware list, but from the discussion I'm seeing today, it may better apply to 5-stable than hardware.
>> I'm installing 5-STABLE from the 5.4 CDset onto a new HP DL140 G2 with an Adaptec 2120S RAID controller that someone else had already installed with a Linux OS. Two HDD are config'd as RAID1 set. After the probes for VGA & mouse, the boot stuck on a repeated series of messages:
>> aac0: COMMAND 0xc39ef000 TIMEOUT AFTER xxx SECONDS
>> # 16 diff hex offsets per set .. each set repeating every 20 seconds
>> aac0: COMMAND 0xc39ef708 TIMEOUT AFTER xxx SECONDS
>> A different boot has a different hex prefix, 0xc3a16, but the same sequence of 16 trailing digits, 000 to 708.
>> Searching this list, I found a similar post from Chris Knight in January, but he was on 6 and that was apparently right at a change to the aac driver. Searching FreeBSD.org turned up a similar problem back in March 2004 [5.2.1]. Scott Long responded to that one as a known issue being resolved.
>> The BIOS firmware was 'Build 7244' from May 2004, but I updated that to Build 8205 [latest for that chipset] and still had the same problem.
>> Would the pre-existing different OS install mess up the aac0 driver? like format the array first?
>> I broke the array, re-inited the disks and recreated RAID 1.. but didn't format drives .. still had problem.
>> something else? I was able to install Fedora4 after failing on 5.4, but I'd like to use FreeBSD for this project.
>> comments appreciated,
>> glen van lehn
> Does the 'Safe mode' boot option work? This is likely an interrupt
> routing problem.
> Yes! it did, thank you.
Ok, you'll probably want to put the following line into /boot/loader.conf:
However, if this is an SMP machine, this option will only allow 1 CPU
to be used. If this option doesn't work, then the next one to try is
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