5.1-R and 5.1-C floppies will not boot on SuperMicro 6023P-8R

Stephane Raimbault segr at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 3 09:46:44 PST 2003

Hi Jun,

Thank you for your suggestion.  I am now using the boot floppy with 
/boot/loader -hv and it has given me more information, but it still is not 
working... Does anyone have any thoughts on this?  Should I try taking this 
box out of the rack and try it with a monitor?  Will that make any 

FreeBSD/i386 boot
Default: 0:fd(0,a)/boot/loader
Uncompressing ... done
                      Console: serial port
BIOS drive A: is disk0
BIOS drive C: is disk1
BIOS 633kB/4061120kB available memory

FreeBSD/i386 bootstrap loader, Revision 1.1
(root at ushi.jp.freebsd.org, Wed Oct 29 04:14:01 GMT 2003)
>include /boot/device.hints
>set hint.fdc.0.at="isa"
>set hint.fdc.0.port="0x3F0"
>set hint.fdc.0.irq="6"
>set hint.fdc.0.drq="2"
>set hint.fd.0.at="fdc0"
>set hint.fd.0.drive="0"
>set hint.fd.1.at="fdc0"
>set hint.fd.1.drive="1"
>set hint.ata.0.at="isa"
>set hint.ata.0.port="0x1F0"
>set hint.ata.0.irq="14"
>set hint.ata.1.at="isa"
>set hint.ata.1.port="0x170"
>set hint.ata.1.irq="15"
>set hint.adv.0.at="isa"
>set hint.adv.0.disabled="1"
>set hint.bt.0.at="isa"
>set hint.bt.0.disabled="1"
>set hint.aha.0.at="isa"
>set hint.aha.0.disabled="1"
>set hint.aic.0.at="isa"
>set hint.aic.0.disabled="1"
>set hint.atkbdc.0.at="isa"
>set hint.atkbdc.0.port="0x060"
>set hint.atkbd.0.at="atkbdc"
>set hint.atkbd.0.irq="1"
>set hint.atkbd.0.flags="0x1"
>set hint.psm.0.at="atkbdc"
>set hint.psm.0.irq="12"
>set hint.vga.0.at="isa"
>set hint.sc.0.at="isa"
>set hint.sc.0.flags="0x100"
>set hint.vt.0.at="isa"
>set hint.vt.0.disabled="1"
>set hint.apm.0.disabled="1"
>set hint.apm.0.flags="0x20"
>set hint.pcic.0.at="isa"
>set hint.pcic.0.port="0x3e0"
>set hint.pcic.0.maddr="0xd0000"
>set hint.pcic.1.at="isa"
>set hint.pcic.1.irq="11"
>set hint.pcic.1.port="0x3e2"
>set hint.pcic.1.maddr="0xd4000"
>set hint.pcic.1.disabled="1"
>set hint.sio.0.at="isa"
>set hint.sio.0.port="0x3F8"
>set hint.sio.0.flags="0x10"
>set hint.sio.0.irq="4"
>set hint.sio.1.at="isa"
>set hint.sio.1.port="0x2F8"
>set hint.sio.1.irq="3"
>set hint.sio.2.at="isa"
>set hint.sio.2.disabled="1"
>set hint.sio.2.port="0x3E8"
>set hint.sio.2.irq="5"
>set hint.sio.3.at="isa"
>set hint.sio.3.disabled="1"
>set hint.sio.3.port="0x2E8"
>set hint.sio.3.irq="9"
>set hint.ppc.0.at="isa"
>set hint.ppc.0.irq="7"
>set hint.ed.0.at="isa"
>set hint.ed.0.disabled="1"
>set hint.ed.0.port="0x280"
>set hint.ed.0.irq="10"
>set hint.ed.0.maddr="0xd8000"
>set hint.cs.0.at="isa"
>set hint.cs.0.disabled="1"
>set hint.cs.0.port="0x300"
>set hint.sn.0.at="isa"
>set hint.sn.0.disabled="1"
>set hint.sn.0.port="0x300"
>set hint.sn.0.irq="10"
>set hint.ie.0.at="isa"
>set hint.ie.0.disabled="1"
>set hint.ie.0.port="0x300"
>set hint.ie.0.irq="10"
>set hint.ie.0.maddr="0xd0000"
>set hint.fe.0.at="isa"
>set hint.fe.0.disabled="1"
>set hint.fe.0.port="0x300"
>set hint.le.0.at="isa"
>set hint.le.0.disabled="1"
>set hint.le.0.port="0x300"
>set hint.le.0.irq="5"
>set hint.le.0.maddr="0xd0000"
>set hint.lnc.0.at="isa"
>set hint.lnc.0.disabled="1"
>set hint.lnc.0.port="0x280"
>set hint.lnc.0.irq="10"
>set hint.lnc.0.drq="0"
>load /kernel
/kernel text=0x23b500 data=0x2f024+0x4bedc /
>echo \007\007

>echo Please insert MFS root floppy and press enter:
Please insert MFS root floppy and press enter:

>load -t mfs_root /mfsroot
>set hint.acpi.0.disabled=1
>set driver_floppy=YES
>set module_path="/modules;/dist"
>echo \007\007

>autoboot 10
Hit [Enter] to boot immediately, or any other key for command prompt.
Booting [/kernel]...
131072K of memory above 4GB ignored
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 5.1-CURRENT-20031029-JPSNAP #0: Wed Oct 29 04:30:49 GMT 2003
    root at ushi.jp.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/BOOTMFS
Preloaded elf kernel "/kernel" at 0xc0af1000.
Preloaded mfs_root "/mfsroot" at 0xc0af12c0.
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.40GHz (2399.33-MHz 686-class CPU)
  Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0xf25  Stepping = 5
  Hyperthreading: 2 logical CPUs
real memory  = 4160225280 (3967 MB)
avail memory = 4043710464 (3856 MB)
Pentium Pro MTRR support enabled
md0: Preloaded image </mfsroot> 4423680 bytes at 0xc06b7400
npx0: [FAST]
npx0: <math processor> on motherboard
npx0: INT 16 interface
pcibios: BIOS version 2.10
Using $PIR table, 29 entries at 0xc00fddf0
pcib0: <Host to PCI bridge> at pcibus 0 on motherboard
pci0: <PCI bus> on pcib0
pci_cfgintr: 0:29 INTA BIOS irq 11
pci_cfgintr: 0:29 INTB BIOS irq 10
pci_cfgintr: 0:29 INTC BIOS irq 5
pci0: <unknown> at device 0.1 (no driver attached)
pcib1: <PCIBIOS PCI-PCI bridge> at device 2.0 on pci0
pci1: <PCI bus> on pcib1
pci1: <base peripheral, interrupt controller> at device 28.0 (no driver 
pcib2: <PCIBIOS PCI-PCI bridge> at device 29.0 on pci1
pci2: <PCI bus> on pcib2
pci1: <base peripheral, interrupt controller> at device 30.0 (no driver 
pcib3: <PCIBIOS PCI-PCI bridge> at device 31.0 on pci1
pci3: <PCI bus> on pcib3
pci_cfgintr: 3:2 INTA BIOS irq 11
pci_cfgintr: 3:2 INTB BIOS irq 11
pci3: <network, ethernet> at device 2.0 (no driver attached)
pci3: <network, ethernet> at device 2.1 (no driver attached)
pcib4: <PCIBIOS PCI-PCI bridge> at device 3.0 on pci0
pci4: <PCI bus> on pcib4
pci4: <base peripheral, interrupt controller> at device 28.0 (no driver 
pcib5: <PCIBIOS PCI-PCI bridge> at device 29.0 on pci4
pci5: <PCI bus> on pcib5
pci4: <base peripheral, interrupt controller> at device 30.0 (no driver 
pcib6: <PCIBIOS PCI-PCI bridge> at device 31.0 on pci4
pci6: <PCI bus> on pcib6
pci_cfgintr: 6:1 INTA BIOS irq 12
asr0: <Adaptec Caching SCSI RAID> mem 
0xfc000000-0xfdffffff,0xfb000000-0xfbffffff,0xf8400000-0xf84fffff irq 12 at 
device 1.0 on pci6
asr0: major=154
asr0: ADAPTEC 2010S FW Rev. 3B05, 2 channel, 256 CCBs, Protocol I2O
uhci0: <Intel 82801CA/CAM (ICH3) USB controller USB-A> port 0x2000-0x201f 
irq 11 at device 29.0 on pci0
usb0: <Intel 82801CA/CAM (ICH3) USB controller USB-A> on uhci0
usb0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhci1: <Intel 82801CA/CAM (ICH3) USB controller USB-B> port 0x2020-0x203f 
irq 10 at device 29.1 on pci0
usb1: <Intel 82801CA/CAM (ICH3) USB controller USB-B> on uhci1
usb1: USB revision 1.0
uhub1: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub1: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhci2: <Intel 82801CA/CAM (ICH3) USB controller USB-C> port 0x2040-0x205f 
irq 5 at device 29.2 on pci0
usb2: <Intel 82801CA/CAM (ICH3) USB controller USB-C> on uhci2
usb2: USB revision 1.0
uhub2: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub2: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
pcib7: <PCIBIOS PCI-PCI bridge> at device 30.0 on pci0
pci7: <PCI bus> on pcib7
pci_cfgintr: 7:1 INTA BIOS irq 11
pci7: <display, VGA> at device 1.0 (no driver attached)
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 31.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
atapci0: <Intel ICH3 UDMA100 controller> port 
0x2060-0x206f,0x374-0x377,0x170-0x177,0x3f4-0x3f7,0x1f0-0x1f7 at device 31.1 
on pci0
ata0: at 0x1f0 irq 14 on atapci0
ata0: [MPSAFE]
ata1: at 0x170 irq 15 on atapci0
ata1: [MPSAFE]
pci0: <serial bus, SMBus> at device 31.3 (no driver attached)
orm0: <Option ROMs> at iomem 
on isa0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> at port 0x64,0x60 on isa0
fdc0: <Enhanced floppy controller (i82077, NE72065 or clone)> at port 
0x3f7,0x3f0-0x3f5 irq 6 drq 2 on isa0
fdc0: FIFO enabled, 8 bytes threshold
fd0: <1440-KB 3.5" drive> on fdc0 drive 0
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 16/16/9 bytes threshold
ppbus0: <Parallel port bus> on ppc0
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x100>
sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
sio0: type 16550A, console
sio1 at port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on isa0
sio1: type 16550A
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0


>From: Jun Kuriyama <kuriyama at imgsrc.co.jp>
>To: "Stephane Raimbault" <segr at hotmail.com>
>CC: <current at freebsd.org>
>Subject: Re: 5.1-R and 5.1-C floppies will not boot on SuperMicro 6023P-8R
>Date: Sat, 01 Nov 2003 15:41:36 +0900
>At Fri, 31 Oct 2003 16:56:43 +0000 (UTC),
>Stephane Raimbault wrote:
> > Does anyone have any thoughts regarding this?  I would like to get 5.1 
> > this server.
>How about trying with -v at boot?
>Jun Kuriyama <kuriyama at imgsrc.co.jp> // IMG SRC, Inc.
>              <kuriyama at FreeBSD.org> // FreeBSD Project

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