Bug Report: IBM x3650M4 (32GB, 2x4-core Xeon E5-2600, IBM ServeRaid M5110e): fails in install with NMI

Mike A mikea at mikea.ath.cx
Tue Aug 28 14:50:18 UTC 2012

On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 04:41:54PM +0200, Fabian Wenk wrote:
> Hello Mike
> On 28.08.2012 16:05, Mike A wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 09:34:14AM -0400, John Baldwin wrote:
> >>
> >>  Does setting 'hint.mpt.0.msi_enable=0' in the loader make a difference?
> > I will be happy to try that, but need guidance. This is an install from
> > CD (burned from FreeBSD-9.1-RC1-amd64-disc1.iso), and I don't know how to
> > insert a loader hint in that process.
> On the installed system create, or edit, the file 
> /boot/loader.conf and add the line like this:
> hint.mpt.0.msi_enable="0"
> Then you need to reboot to test.

I would happily do precisely that, if only I could get the system to
install. The failure occurs during boot of the install CDROM, before
bsdinstall ever gets started. 

I suspect that I need to do something like the following: 

Read in the entire boot CDROM to a directory tree using rsync or

Edit the boot loader hints file to add that hint; 

Make an ISO out of the directory tree; 

Burn it to CDROM; and

Try again. 

If this is flawed, please say where and how. Thanks!

Mike Andrews, W5EGO
mikea at mikea.ath.cx
Tired old sysadmin 

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