FreeBSD 5.4 on a Sun Fire v40z

Matteo Quintiliani quintiliani at
Thu Oct 20 04:46:12 PDT 2005


yesterday I tried to install FreeBSD 5.4-amd64 on a Sun Fire v40z.
Installation works fine, it finds any hardware and I'm able to  
configure any setting.

The problem occurs when server is booting. I get a black screen and  
the server reboot automatically.
Server has 4 processors AMD Opteron 850 and 2 scsi hard disk 73GB.

I tried to:
- use only a disk, the problem is the same
- install both "Standard boot" and "FreeBSD Boot Manager", the  
problem is the same.

I noticed in FDisk that, after the installation, the freebsd slice  
lost "bootable" property.

Please, could someone help me?

Thanks in advance,

Matteo Quintiliani
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia
Centro Nazionale Terremoti - UF Sismos
Via di Vigna Murata, 605 - 00143 Roma, Italy
e-mail: quintiliani at

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