kern/80714: drop/boot to single user hangs on 5.4-RELEASE with
jcchapp at emory.edu
Fri May 6 14:20:08 PDT 2005
>Synopsis: drop/boot to single user hangs on 5.4-RELEASE with atapicam
>Arrival-Date: Fri May 06 21:20:07 GMT 2005
>Originator: Jonathan Chappelow
FreeBSD monkey.xxxx.emory.edu 5.4-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE #2: Fri May 6 16:31:34 EDT 2005 root at monkey.xxxx.emory.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/MONKEY i386
After build of kernel with 'device atapicam', booting to single user mode results in a hang at:
"Enter full pathname of shell or RETURN for /bin/sh:"
No characters appear as you type and Return does nothing. The keyboard still works as I can use scroll lock to review the boot messages, and CTRL-ALT-DEL to reboot.
When device atapicam is removed from the kernel, I can boot to single user mode and continue to installword.
However, I still cannot drop to single user with 'shutdown now'. It hangs at the same spot. Again, CTRL-ALT-DEL can reboot gracefully.
Problem came only after cvsup from 5.4-RC3 to 5.4-RELEASE. 5.4-RELEASE discs not available yet. Kernel built with same options from 5.4-RC3 or earlier has no problem.
I installed with 5.4-RC3 discs, build and installed world and custom (and working) kernel using procedure in UPDATING. On May 6,2005, cvsup to 5.4-RELEASE. Build and install using same kernel config file.
Same problem occurs on another computer after cvsup from 5.4-RC3 to 5.4-RELEASE. Have repeatedly upgraded with similar procedure and using atapicam starting from 5.2.1.
To boot to single user: remove 'device atapicam'.
To drop to single user: ???.
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