5.3-BETA1 install failure (was: 5.3-BETA1 install floppies working?)

Ken Smith kensmith at cse.Buffalo.EDU
Sat Aug 28 20:30:11 PDT 2004

On Fri, Aug 27, 2004 at 11:39:12PM -0700, David Syphers wrote:

> Oh boy... since you successfully completed an install, perhaps you can tell me 
> which local problem causes this error (I'm now using floppies that seem good 
> - fdformat doesn't see any problems, anyway). After it uses KERN2, and asks 
> for BOOT again, I get this error:
> ata1-master: timeout sending command = a1
> ata1-master: issueing ATAPI_IDENTIFY command
> ad0: WARNING - READ_DMA interrupt was seen but timeout fired LBA=1
> ATAPI_RESET time = 60us
> acd0: CDROM <NEC CD-ROM DRIVE:288/3.04> at ata1-master P104
> Mounting root from ufs:/dev/md0
> spec_getpages: (md0) I/O read failure: (error = 5) bp 0xc2d8ad74 vp 0xc1711ab3
> 	size: 1024, resid: 1024, a_count: 932, valid: 0x0
> 	nread: 0, reqpage: 0, pindex: 500, pcount: 1
> vm_fault: pager read error, pid 1 (swapper)
> init died (signal 6, exit 0)
> panic: going nowhere without my init!
> cpuid = 0;
> KDB: enter: panic
> [thread 100003]
> Stopped at	kdb_enter +0x2b: nop
> (This was transcribed by hand, but the "issueing" typo isn't mine; it's in the 
> code.)

Semi-guessing, you might want to give creating boot.flp again a try.
That's where the MD filesystem's contents come from and it looks like
that somehow got corrupted.  The other two are just the kernel and
nothing else so it seems like those aren't an issue.

						Ken Smith
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