BTX failure [Was: Re: pxeboot problems with BETA2]

John Baldwin jhb at FreeBSD.org
Thu Aug 25 18:45:48 GMT 2005


On Tuesday 23 August 2005 09:34 am, Emanuel Strobl wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 17. August 2005 21:29 CEST schrieb John Baldwin:
> > On Wednesday 17 August 2005 10:43 am, Emanuel Strobl wrote:
> > > Am Dienstag, 16. August 2005 19:52 CEST schrieb Brooks Davis:
> > > > On Tue, Aug 16, 2005 at 02:05:08PM +0200, Emanuel Strobl wrote:
> > > > > Hello,
> > > > >
> > > > > I just wanted to ask if somebody had success with providing pxe
> > > > > boot service under 6-BETA2.
> > > > > I have two clients, one NET4501 wich just reboots after fetching
> > > > > pxeldr via TFTP and a Laptop which just hangs when NFS-loading
> > > > > kernel.
> > > > >
> > > > > I'm about to investigate further, but maybe someone can confirm
> > > > > that in general PXE booting with BETA2 is working... Or not...
> > > >
> > > > I'm PXE booting systems with RELENG_6 as of 7/27.  I'll probably do
> > > > an update some time this week.
> > >
> > > Ok, I read som files and found -DBTX_SERIAL. This gives me the
> > > following dump before the box reboots:
> > > uilding the boot loader arguments
> > > Relocating the loader and the BTX
> > > Starting the BTX loader
> > >
> > > int=00000006  err=00000000  efl=00010202  eip=00023c21
> > > eax=00000000  ebx=000384e0  ecx=000384e0  edx=00000001
> > > esi=00001000  edi=00000029  ebp=00086770  esp=00086758
> > > cs=002b  ds=0033  es=0033    fs=0033  gs=0033  ss=0033
> > > cs:eip=0f 4f c2 a3 c8 7d 03 00-8d 41 0c c7 41 04 fd 44
> > >        ff 55 89 39 c6 44 39 ff-fe 83 c4 0c 5b 5e 5f 5d
> > > ss:esp=b4 7d 03 00 29 00 00 00-00 10 00 00 00 00 00 00
> > >        83 57 02 00 02 00 00 00-a0 67 08 00 98 1c 02 00
> > > BTX halted
> > >
> > > Any clue? Regarding cvsweb nothing changed recently, and I had net4501
> > > boxes pxebooting fine with FreeBSD 5.3.....
> >
> > Hmm.  Int 6 is an invalid opcode exception:
>
> I have no ideay why, but over night I recompiled my PXEROOT system (BETA3
> now) and the problem vanished. I can't see any changes in the cvsweb, so I
> have absolutely no idea what the problem was. Hardware is exactly the
> same.
> What have I missed?

Maybe you had a corrupted pxeboot binary somehow?

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