Q: FreeBSD 7.1 stable boot failure
John H. Nyhuis
cabal at u.washington.edu
Thu Mar 26 11:10:13 PDT 2009
I just re-installed an old file server from stable 6.1 to 7.1 stable,
and I'm having a problem with my 3ware 7000-2 card.
After sysinstall completes, and I try to boot from the SCSI HDD (not
connected to the 3ware) for the first time, the system hangs immediatly after
the POST completes. The keyboard goes dead (numlock and caps lock stop working)
and it never starts to load. I can't get the system to a point where I can get
an error to work with.
When I remove the 3ware card, the system boot fine. FreeBSD is
installed on my system's internal SCSI drives (the 3ware card manages data
disks, not OS disks).
I've checked the media md5, and the media checks out OK. I've tried
manually setting the boot partition to the root partition on the SCSI drives.
This problem is 100% repeatable on my system using 7.1 stable (and I did not
experiance this with 6.1 stable). I've reinstalled several times with different
options trying to get around this problem.
The system is a Dell poweredge 2200 (dual PIII 333Mhz procs) SCSI drives
(set to 4 and 5, controller set to 7), 128MB memory, and a 3ware 7000-2 card
which should be supported by the twe0 driver.
Would someone point me in the correct direction for resolving this?
Something must have changed between 6.1 and 7.1 stable that is causing my hang.
John H. Nyhuis
Dept. of Pediatrics
HS RR541C, Box 356320
University of Washington
jnyhuis at u.washington.edu
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