FreeBSD 5.3 installation problems on EM64T
vkashyap at amcc.com
Mon Nov 29 14:14:15 PST 2004
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James R. Van Artsalen [mailto:james at jrv.org]
> Sent: Monday, November 29, 2004 1:52 PM
> To: Vinod Kashyap
> Cc: freebsd-amd64 at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: FreeBSD 5.3 installation problems on EM64T
> How much memory do you have? Are those ATAPI CD drives?
I had 6 GB all along, and was just trying 2 GB. Well, the
installation went through!! I am surprised that the error
resulting out of more memory in the system looks as bizarre as:
"The disc in your drive looks more like an Audio disc than a
FreeBSD release." Thanks for the help! ACPI still doesn't work
And yes, both are ATAPI/IDE CDROM drives.
> The firmware that shipped with the twa/9xxx board I bought ~
> 2weeks ago
> would hang under load after a few hours. The firmware
> version below has
> been running under load, with 4GB, for about a week:
What versions of the driver/firmware were you using? You might
want to contact 3ware support if you have problems.
> --- Nov 26 23:17:32 kernel: twa0: 12 ports, Firmware FE9X
> BIOS BE9X 2.02.01.037
These are the versions I am using...
> Vinod Kashyap wrote:
> >I am trying to install FreeBSD 5.3 for amd64/EM64T on a
> >3ware 9xxx controller, plugged into a Supermicro X6DH8-G
> >motherboard with a single Intel Nocona 800 MHz processor
> >(with EM64T support).
> >Once I boot off the CD (with ACPI disabled -- the system hangs
> >if ACPI is enabled), sysinstall runs fine (the 3ware controller
> >and all its connected devices are detected, and I can do fdisk
> >and disklabel; the CD drive is detected too), until it's
> time to start
> >copying files from the CD. After the initial "Starting an emergency
> >holographic shell" message, I see the following error:
> >"The disc in your drive looks more like an Audio disc than a
> FreeBSD release."
> >I have created the installation CD just like I created all
> my previous
> >ones that worked (downloading the ISO from ftp.freebsd.org and then
> >burning it using Nero). The md5 of the ISO image checks ok. I tried
> >burning the CD on 2 different machines, with the same
> result. I tried
> >using 2 different CD drives (TSST CDW/DVD TS-H492A/TB02,
> >Sony CD-ROM CDU4821/S0.Q) and it made no difference.
> >On Alt-F2, I see the following:
> >DEBUG: Notify: Copying the boot floppy to /stand on root filesystem
> >23 blocks
> >DEBUG: Generating /etc/fstab file
> >Does anyone know what's going on here?
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