Trouble with 6 boot/loader: system resets

Stefan Bethke stb at
Sat Aug 27 21:23:11 GMT 2005

Am 27.08.2005 um 21:54 schrieb Stefan Bethke:

> I'm trying to boot a Lex barebone (VIA Eden based) off a CF card  
> that shows up as a ad3. So far, the box has been booting off a 2.5"  
> disk. boot and loader are RELENG_6 from Thursday. A 5-stable dmesg  
> is attached below.
> When trying to boot off the CF, boot will load loader. Then the  
> machine resets.
> I've tried loading /boot/kernel/kernel directly. It appears to load  
> the kernel, but then I get a BTX panic. (I currently don't have a  
> serial console, but I could try to transcribe the output if that  
> would help.)
> How can I best debug this? Should I try earlier or later versions?
> I'm a bit reluctant to update loader on the hard disk: if the  
> update makes the system unbootable, I would lose my router...

I've put the 5-stable boot and loader on the CF card, and this loader  
seems to work OK. However, the machines reboots immediately once the  
RELENG_6 kernel is loaded and loader tries to boot it.


Stefan Bethke <stb at>   Fon +49 170 346 0140

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