5.2.1 on EPIA M1000 board

Rob MacGregor freebsd.macgregor at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue Jun 1 14:45:30 PDT 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-current at freebsd.org 
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-current at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Robert Downes
> I posted this to freebsd-questions, and someone replied with 
> something 
> along the lines of 'me too' - they say that they can run 5.2.1 on a 
> Compact Flash card, but will get wild problems too if they attempt to 
> boot it from any hard disk.

Actually, that would have been me at comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.misc :)

I see the same problem with 5.2 onwards (I haven't tried older parts of
the 5.x series).  The board in question is a Via Eden board

If build a disk on another system and plug it in I get a series of CRC
errors until the boot fails.  If I plug that disk back into the other
system it works fine.  If I install onto a CF card (using the boards
built in CF-IDE adapter) it works fine, but fails horribly with CRC
errors if I try to access the disk.

I get the same problems with a good cable from another system.  It makes
no difference with or without ACPI and happens regardless of the
UDMA/PIO mode selected in the BIOS.

As the system in question is currently doing nothing I'm happy to try
just about anything in tracking this down.  Keeping in mind that you
can't read/write the hard disk :)

 Rob | Oh my God! They killed init! You bastards! 

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