dmesg from live DVD on a PowerMac G5 (quad) with ada0: quirks=0x1<4K>

Dennis Clarke dclarke at
Thu Nov 15 15:59:56 UTC 2018

On 11/14/18 4:58 PM, Dennis Clarke wrote:
> Firstly I can tell you that I have gone through the motions of a full
> install twice and in both cases the system will not boot after install.
> The first boot either consists of a strange message asking for where the
> root filesystem is or I get an even more cryptic white screen from the
> openfirmware.
> Firstly a dmesg from the live DVD is attached and here is a picture of
> the dreaded first boot white screen :
> Nothing happens after seeing that.
> Also the install was slower than nearly anything I have experienced
> since the '90s.  I recall once doing an install of Lotus Notes server
> onto a Sun SPARCCenter 2000E while using a 28.8kbit modem connection and
> an X connection over the slip interface. That was slower.  Not by much.
> This is a brand new shiney seagate disk also.

The dmesg output was trimmed by the mail list server so here it is :

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FreeBSD 12.0-BETA4 r340271 GENERIC powerpc
gcc version 4.2.1 20070831 patched [FreeBSD]
VT(ofwfb): resolution 1280x1024
cpu0: IBM PowerPC 970MP revision 1.1, 2500.31 MHz
cpu0: Features dc000000<PPC32,PPC64,ALTIVEC,FPU,MMU>
real memory  = 8541925376 (8146 MB)
avail memory = 8152723456 (7775 MB)
arc4random: no preloaded entropy cache
random: entropy device external interface
kbd0 at kbdmux0
ofwbus0: <Open Firmware Device Tree> on nexus0
cpulist0: <Open Firmware CPU Group> on ofwbus0
cpu0: <Open Firmware CPU> on cpulist0
pcr0: <PPC 970 Power Control Register> on cpu0
cpu1: <Open Firmware CPU> on cpulist0
pcr1: <PPC 970 Power Control Register> on cpu1
cpu2: <Open Firmware CPU> on cpulist0
pcr2: <PPC 970 Power Control Register> on cpu2
cpu3: <Open Firmware CPU> on cpulist0
pcr3: <PPC 970 Power Control Register> on cpu3
powermac_nvram0: <Apple NVRAM> mem 0xfff04000-0xfff07fff on ofwbus0
powermac_nvram0: bank0 generation 452, bank1 generation 453
unin0: <Apple UniNorth System Controller> mem 0xf8000000-0xf8ffffff on 
unin0: Version 66
iichb0: <Keywest I2C controller> mem 0xf8001000-0xf8001fff irq 0 on unin0
iicbus0: <OFW I2C bus> on iichb0
iic0: <I2C generic I/O> on iicbus0
ds17750: <Temp-Monitor DS1775> at addr 0x94 on iicbus0
ds16310: <Temp-Monitor DS1631> at addr 0x96 on iicbus0
max66900: <Temp-Monitor MAX6690> at addr 0x98 on iicbus0
max66901: <Temp-Monitor MAX6690> at addr 0x9c on iicbus0
htpic0: <OpenPIC Interrupt Controller> mem 0xf8040000-0xf807ffff on unin0
pcib0: <IBM CPC945 PCI Express Root> mem 0xf0000000-0xf1ffffff on ofwbus0
pci0: <OFW PCI bus> on pcib0
vgapci0: <VGA-compatible display> mem 
0xa1000000-0xa1ffffff,0x90000000-0x9fffffff,0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff irq 3 
at device 0.0 on pci0
vgapci0: Boot video device
pcib1: <IBM CPC9X5 HyperTransport Tunnel> mem 
0xf2000000-0xf47fffff,0xf8070000-0xf8070fff on ofwbus0
pcib1: 86 HT IRQs on device 7.0
pci1: <OFW PCI bus> on pcib1
pcib1: Enabling MSI window for HyperTransport slave at pci1:0:1:0
pcib2: <OFW PCI-PCI bridge> at device 1.0 on pci1
pci2: <OFW PCI bus> on pcib2
pcib3: <OFW PCI-PCI bridge> at device 2.0 on pci1
pci3: <OFW PCI bus> on pcib3
bge0: <Broadcom BCM5714 B3, ASIC rev. 0x008003> mem 
0xfa530000-0xfa53ffff,0xfa520000-0xfa52ffff irq 66 at device 4.0 on pci3
bge0: CHIP ID 0x00008003; ASIC REV 0x08; CHIP REV 0x80; PCI-X 33 MHz
miibus0: <MII bus> on bge0
brgphy0: <BCM5780 1000BASE-T media interface> PHY 1 on miibus0
brgphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseT, 
1000baseT-master, 1000baseT-FDX, 1000baseT-FDX-master, auto, auto-flow
bge0: Ethernet address: 00:14:51:64:67:10
bge1: <Broadcom BCM5714 B3, ASIC rev. 0x008003> mem 
0xfa510000-0xfa51ffff,0xfa500000-0xfa50ffff irq 67 at device 4.1 on pci3
bge1: CHIP ID 0x00008003; ASIC REV 0x08; CHIP REV 0x80; PCI-X 33 MHz
miibus1: <MII bus> on bge1
brgphy1: <BCM5780 1000BASE-T media interface> PHY 1 on miibus1
brgphy1:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseT, 
1000baseT-master, 1000baseT-FDX, 1000baseT-FDX-master, auto, auto-flow
bge1: Ethernet address: 00:14:51:64:67:11
pcib4: <OFW PCI-PCI bridge> at device 3.0 on pci1
pci4: <OFW PCI bus> on pcib4
pcib5: <OFW PCI-PCI bridge> at device 4.0 on pci1
pci5: <OFW PCI bus> on pcib5
pcib6: <OFW PCI-PCI bridge> at device 5.0 on pci1
pci6: <OFW PCI bus> on pcib6
pcib7: <OFW PCI-PCI bridge> at device 6.0 on pci1
pci7: <OFW PCI bus> on pcib7
pcib8: <OFW PCI-PCI bridge> at device 7.0 on pci1
pci8: <OFW PCI bus> on pcib8
gem0: <Apple Shasta GMAC Ethernet> mem 0xfa200000-0xfa3fffff at device 
15.0 on pci8
gem0: invalid MAC address
device_attach: gem0 attach returned 6
pcib9: <OFW PCI-PCI bridge> at device 8.0 on pci1
pci9: <OFW PCI bus> on pcib9
macio0: <Shasta I/O Controller> mem 0x80000000-0x8007ffff at device 7.0 
on pci9
macgpio0: <MacIO GPIO Controller> mem 0x50-0x8a on macio0
scc0: <Zilog Z8530 dual channel SCC> mem 
irq 23,17,18,24,19,20 on macio0
uart0: <z8530, channel A> on scc0
uart1: <z8530, channel B> on scc0
iichb1: <Keywest I2C controller> mem 0x18000-0x18fff irq 27 on macio0
iicbus1: <OFW I2C bus> on iichb1
iic1: <I2C generic I/O> on iicbus1
onyx0: <Texas Instruments PCM3052 Audio Codec> at addr 0x8c on iicbus1
iicbus1: <unknown card> at addr 0x24
pcm0: <Apple I2S Audio Controller> mem 
0x10000-0x10fff,0x8000-0x80ff,0x8100-0x81ff irq 28,11,12,30,15,16 on macio0
ohci0: <NEC uPD 9210 USB controller> mem 0x80082000-0x80082fff irq 70 at 
device 11.0 on pci9
usbus0 on ohci0
ohci1: <NEC uPD 9210 USB controller> mem 0x80081000-0x80081fff irq 70 at 
device 11.1 on pci9
usbus1 on ohci1
ehci0: <NEC uPD 72010x USB 2.0 controller> mem 0x80080000-0x800800ff irq 
70 at device 11.2 on pci9
usbus2: EHCI version 1.0
usbus2 on ehci0
pcib10: <OFW PCI-PCI bridge> at device 9.0 on pci1
pci10: <OFW PCI bus> on pcib10
atapci0: <ServerWorks K2 SATA150 controller> mem 0xfa402000-0xfa403fff 
irq 10 at device 12.0 on pci10
pcib1: failed to reserve resource for pcib10
atapci0: 0x10 bytes of rid 0x20 res 4 failed (0, 0xffffffffffffffff).
ata2: <ATA channel> at channel 0 on atapci0
ata3: <ATA channel> at channel 1 on atapci0
ata4: <ATA channel> at channel 2 on atapci0
ata5: <ATA channel> at channel 3 on atapci0
ata0: <Shasta Kauai ATA Controller> mem 0xfa404000-0xfa407fff irq 38,37 
at device 13.0 on pci10
fwohci0: <1394 Open Host Controller Interface> mem 0xfa400000-0xfa400fff 
irq 39 at device 14.0 on pci10
fwohci0: OHCI version 1.0 (ROM=0)
fwohci0: No. of Isochronous channels is 8.
fwohci0: EUI64 00:11:24:ff:fe:e5:13:d0
fwohci0: invalid speed 7 (fixed to 3).
fwohci0: Phy 1394a available S800, 3 ports.
fwohci0: Link S800, max_rec 4096 bytes.
firewire0: <IEEE1394(FireWire) bus> on fwohci0
fwe0: <Ethernet over FireWire> on firewire0
if_fwe0: Fake Ethernet address: 02:11:24:e5:13:d0
fwe0: Ethernet address: 02:11:24:e5:13:d0
sbp0: <SBP-2/SCSI over FireWire> on firewire0
fwohci0: Initiate bus reset
fwohci0: fwohci_intr_core: BUS reset
fwohci0: PhysicalUpperBound register is not implemented.  Physical 
memory access is limited to the first 4GB
fwohci0: PhysicalUpperBound = 0x00000000
fwohci0: fwohci_intr_core: node_id=0x00000001, SelfID Count=1, 
smu0: <Apple System Management Unit> on ofwbus0
smu0: registered as a time-of-day clock, resolution 0.001000s
iichb2: <SMU I2C controller> on smu0
iicbus2: <OFW I2C bus> on iichb2
iic2: <I2C generic I/O> on iicbus2
smusat0: <SMU Satellite Sensors> at addr 0xb0 on iicbus2
smusat1: <SMU Satellite Sensors> at addr 0xb2 on iicbus2
iicbus2: <unknown card> at addr 0xd4
iichb3: <SMU I2C controller> on smu0
iicbus3: <OFW I2C bus> on iichb3
iic3: <I2C generic I/O> on iicbus3
Timecounter "timebase" frequency 33333333 Hz quality 0
Event timer "decrementer" frequency 33333333 Hz quality 1000
Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
firewire0: 2 nodes, maxhop <= 1 cable IRM irm(1)  (me)
firewire0: bus manager 1
bge0: link state changed to UP
usbus0: 12Mbps Full Speed USB v1.0
usbus1: 12Mbps Full Speed USB v1.0
max66900: 2 sensors detected.
max66901: 2 sensors detected.
ugen1.1: <NEC OHCI root HUB> at usbus1
uhub0: <NEC OHCI root HUB, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus1
ugen0.1: <NEC OHCI root HUB> at usbus0
uhub1: <NEC OHCI root HUB, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus0
usbus2: 480Mbps High Speed USB v2.0
ugen2.1: <NEC EHCI root HUB> at usbus2
uhub2: <NEC EHCI root HUB, class 9/0, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus2
uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhub1: 3 ports with 3 removable, self powered
uhub2: 5 ports with 5 removable, self powered
ada0 at ata2 bus 0 scbus0 target 0 lun 0
ada0: <ST3000DM001-1E6166 CC45> ATA8-ACS SATA 3.x device
ada0: Serial Number Z1F2XXJG
ada0: 150.000MB/s transfers (SATA 1.x, UDMA5, PIO 8192bytes)
ada0: 2861588MB (5860533168 512 byte sectors)
ada0: quirks=0x1<4K>
cd0 at ata0 bus 0 scbus4 target 0 lun 0
cd0: <HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GWA-4165B C006> Removable CD-ROM SCSI device
cd0: Serial Number M0063NE3358
cd0: 66.700MB/s transfers (UDMA4, ATAPI 12bytes, PIO 65534bytes)
cd0: 4482MB (2295104 2048 byte sectors)
Trying to mount root from cd9660:/dev/iso9660/12_0_BETA4_POWERPC64_DVD 
ugen1.2: <Lite-On Technology Corp. USB Multimedia Keyboard> at usbus1
ukbd0 on uhub0
ukbd0: <Lite-On Technology Corp. USB Multimedia Keyboard, class 0/0, rev 
1.10/1.04, addr 2> on usbus1
kbd1 at ukbd0
uhid0 on uhub0
uhid0: <Lite-On Technology Corp. USB Multimedia Keyboard, class 0/0, rev 
1.10/1.04, addr 2> on usbus1
random: unblocking device.
arc4random: no preloaded entropy cache
arc4random: no preloaded entropy cache
arc4random: no preloaded entropy cache
lo0: link state changed to UP
bge0: link state changed to DOWN
bge0: link state changed to UP

Wasn't that long after all ... oops.


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