booting Freebsd 4.10
mayaunb at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 23 05:30:46 PST 2005
> On Feb 22, 2005, at 5:59 PM, Maya Haridasan wrote:
> > I'm setting up a testbed in a cluster of blade
> servers and I've been
> > trying to boot freebsd 4.10 on the nodes. They
> hang immediately after
> > BTX loader version 1.0. I believe this might have
> something to do with
> > the serial console (the nodes don't have a serial
> console). Would
> > anyone have any clues about what this could be?
> Else, would you have
> > any suggestions as to how I could try to "debug"
> the problem - any
> > files that I might try to modify to test if the
> boot process goes
> > further?
> If it's an IBM/Intel blade server I may be having
> the same problem you
> I haven't tried 4.10, 5.2.1 works for me if you do a
> PXE boot with
> scripted sysinstall. 5.3 I cannot get to go
Thanks. No, ours are not IBM/Intel, but Nexcom. I'm
almost convinced it is a problem with the serial
console. Yesterday I was able to boot it by deleting
the file /boot/loader from the image. Loader tries to
probe the console and I believe that's where the boot
gets stuck. I still have to figure out the
implications of removing the file altogether, but at
least it's a start.
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