kern/52561: 5.1-BETA install fails on Dell PowerEdge 6350, but 4.8-RELEASE works

Tom Samplonius tom at
Thu May 22 00:00:12 PDT 2003

>Number:         52561
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       5.1-BETA install fails on Dell PowerEdge 6350, but 4.8-RELEASE works
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Thu May 22 00:00:09 PDT 2003
>Originator:     Tom
>Release:        FreeBSD 5.1-BETA i386

FreeBSD 5.1-BETA installed from BETA1 ISO.


When booting a Dell PowerEdge 6350 with the 5.1-BETA install CD, the video
output simply stops during bootup.  The monitor goes to sleep.  The boot
messages move pretty quickly, but it seems to blank out as soon as the
vga0 device is probed.  Since video output is off and the machine appears
to be hung, I haven't been able to do much troubleshooting.

This same machine boots and install from the 4.8-RELEASE install CD
perfectly.  I have done several make worlds with the 4.8-RELEASE source
code.  I have also tried booting the 5.1-BETA install CD on another
PowerEdge 6350, with the same failure.

Since I can't get much data, I'm hoping that the dmesg output from 
4.8-RELEASE might offer some hints why 5.1-BETA fails:

Copyright (c) 1992-2003 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
        The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE #0: Sat Apr 12 12:04:50 GMT 2003
    root at
Timecounter "i8254"  frequency 1193182 Hz
CPU: Pentium III/Pentium III Xeon/Celeron (500.00-MHz 686-class CPU)
  Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x673  Stepping = 3

real memory  = 3221217280 (3145720K bytes)
avail memory = 3133136896 (3059704K bytes)
Changing APIC ID for IO APIC #0 from 0 to 4 on chip
Programming 24 pins in IOAPIC #0
IOAPIC #0 intpin 2 -> irq 0
FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor motherboard
 cpu0 (BSP): apic id:  3, version: 0x00040011, at 0xfee00000
 cpu1 (AP):  apic id:  0, version: 0x00040011, at 0xfee00000
 cpu2 (AP):  apic id:  1, version: 0x00040011, at 0xfee00000
 cpu3 (AP):  apic id:  2, version: 0x00040011, at 0xfee00000
 io0 (APIC): apic id:  4, version: 0x00170011, at 0xfec00000
Preloaded elf kernel "kernel" at 0xc052e000.
Pentium Pro MTRR support enabled
md0: Malloc disk
Using $PIR table, 11 entries at 0xc00fc7a0
npx0: <math processor> on motherboard
npx0: INT 16 interface
pcib0: <Intel 82454NX PXB#0, Bus#A> on motherboard
IOAPIC #0 intpin 14 -> irq 2
IOAPIC #0 intpin 11 -> irq 5
pci0: <PCI bus> on pcib0
isab0: <Intel 82371AB PCI to ISA bridge> at device 2.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
atapci0: <Intel PIIX4 ATA33 controller> at device 2.1 on pci0
atapci0: ATA channel disabled by BIOS
uhci0: <Intel 82371AB/EB (PIIX4) USB controller> irq 0 at device 2.2 on pci0
uhci0: Could not map ports
device_probe_and_attach: uhci0 attach returned 6
Timecounter "PIIX"  frequency 3579545 Hz
chip0: <Intel 82371AB Power management controller> port 0x850-0x85f at
device 2.3 on pci0
pci0: <ATI Mach64-GI graphics accelerator> at 4.0
pcib1: <PCI to PCI bridge (vendor=8086 device=0960)> at device 8.0 on pci0
pci1: <PCI bus> on pcib1
amr0: <LSILogic MegaRAID> mem 0xfe000000-0xfe3fffff irq 2 at device 8.1 on
amr0: <Series 466> Firmware 3.13, BIOS 1.43, 16MB RAM
pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=0x101e, dev=0x9063) at 10.0 irq 5
pcib4: <Intel 82454NX PCI Expander Bridge> at device 18.0 on pci0
pcib5: <Intel 82454NX PCI Expander Bridge> at device 19.0 on pci0
pcib6: <Intel 82454NX PCI Expander Bridge> at device 20.0 on pci0
pcib2: <Intel 82454NX PXB#0, Bus#B> on motherboard
IOAPIC #0 intpin 21 -> irq 10
IOAPIC #0 intpin 22 -> irq 11
IOAPIC #0 intpin 20 -> irq 13
pci2: <PCI bus> on pcib2
ahc0: <Adaptec aic7890/91 Ultra2 SCSI adapter> port 0xec00-0xecff mem 0xfe802000-0xfe802fff irq 10 at device 4.0 on pci2
aic7890/91: Ultra2 Wide Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 32/253 SCBs
ahc1: <Adaptec aic7890/91 Ultra2 SCSI adapter> port 0xe800-0xe8ff mem 0xfe801000-0xfe801fff irq 11 at device 6.0 on pci2
aic7890/91: Ultra2 Wide Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 32/253 SCBs
ahc2: <Adaptec aic7860 Ultra SCSI adapter> port 0xe400-0xe4ff mem 0xfe800000-0xfe800fff irq 13 at device 8.0 on pci2
aic7860: Ultra Single Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 3/253 SCBs
pcib3: <Intel 82454NX PXB#1, Bus#A> on motherboard
IOAPIC #0 intpin 19 -> irq 14
pci3: <PCI bus> on pcib3
fxp0: <Intel Pro 10/100B/100+ Ethernet> port 0xfce0-0xfcff mem 0xfea00000-0xfeafffff,0xfe900000-0xfe900fff irq 14 at device 1.0 on pci3
fxp0: Ethernet address 00:90:27:a8:fc:3e
inphy0: <i82555 10/100 media interface> on miibus0
inphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
orm0: <Option ROMs> at iomem
0xc0000-0xc7fff,0xd0000-0xd07ff,0xd4000-0xd47ff,0xd8000-0xd87ff on isa0
fdc0: <NEC 72065B or clone> at port 0x3f0-0x3f5,0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2 on isa0
fdc0: FIFO enabled, 8 bytes threshold
fd0: <1440-KB 3.5" drive> on fdc0 drive 0
ata0 at port 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 irq 14 on isa0
ata1 at port 0x170-0x177,0x376 irq 15 on isa0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> at port 0x60,0x64 on isa0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> flags 0x1 irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
sio0: type 16550A
sio1 at port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on isa0
sio1: type 16550A
ppc0: <Parallel port> at port 0x378-0x37f irq 7 on isa0
ppc0: SMC-like chipset (ECP/EPP/PS2/NIBBLE) in COMPATIBLE mode
ppc0: FIFO with 16/16/8 bytes threshold
plip0: <PLIP network interface> on ppbus0
lpt0: <Printer> on ppbus0
lpt0: Interrupt-driven port
ppi0: <Parallel I/O> on ppbus0
APIC_IO: Testing 8254 interrupt delivery
APIC_IO: routing 8254 via IOAPIC #0 intpin 2
Waiting 15 seconds for SCSI devices to settle
amrd0: <LSILogic MegaRAID logical drive> on amr0
amrd0: 34556MB (70770688 sectors) RAID 5 (optimal)
SMP: AP CPU #3 Launched!
SMP: AP CPU #2 Launched!
SMP: AP CPU #1 Launched!
pass0 at amr0 bus 0 target 6 lun 0
pass0: <DELL 1x3 U2W SCSI BP 5.39> Fixed Processor SCSI-2 device
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/amrd0s1a
cd0 at ahc2 bus 0 target 5 lun 0
cd0: <NEC CD-ROM DRIVE:466 1.06> Removable CD-ROM SCSI-2 device
cd0: 20.000MB/s transfers (20.000MHz, offset 15)
cd0: Attempt to query device size failed: NOT READY, Medium not present

Boot 5.1-BETA CD on a Dell PowerEdge 6350

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