kern/138171: FreeBSD hangs on boot on HP DL580 G5 system (16 cores,
me at dan.me.uk
Tue Aug 25 15:00:03 UTC 2009
>Synopsis: FreeBSD hangs on boot on HP DL580 G5 system (16 cores, 64GB ram)
>Arrival-Date: Tue Aug 25 15:00:02 UTC 2009
>Originator: Daniel Austin
I have listed this as 'kern' rather than i386/amd64 as it affects both platforms.
When attempting to install FreeBSD on a HP DL580 G5, it hangs during the boot process (always at the same point). I have tried both amd64 and i386 editions, and 7.2-RELEASE and 8-SNAP (22 Aug 2009).
Various editions of Windows Server install and run fine on this server - but I want it to run FreeBSD!
With reference to the pictures at the above url:
This is the point at which it crashes (standard boot from install cd)
BIOS information screen with bios versions etc listed
Verbose boot showing the SMAP information
This is the point at which it crashes (install cd, option 5 verbose)
This is the point at which it crashes (as above, but i386 edition cd)
Failure during boot from 8-SNAP cd, verbose mode (22 Aug 2009 snap)
The server hardware is as follows:
HP ProLiant DL580 G5
4 x Intel Quadcore Xeon 2.4GHz CPUs (16 cores total)
32 x 2GB memory (total 64GB)
2 x HP SmartArray P400 RAID controllers (256mb + 512mb cache)
16 x 146GB SAS disks (2 x 8disk RAID6)
I have managed to get the server to boot to the installer once, just after the firmware update process. However, after entering the BIOS and rebooting, I can no longer get it to boot.
Even after attempting a reset of the BIOS to defaults, it still does not boot.
I have also booted from the backup ROM with no effect on the boot process.
I am a long time FreeBSD user, and from a technical background - I'm happy to try anything in feedback to this issue. Just add to the PR/email me.
Obtain HP DL580 G5, install all available firmware updates using maintenance CD from HP, use FreeBSD install disc.
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