can't boot from 4.8-RELEASE distribution CD

Guy Middleton guy at
Fri May 30 18:23:27 PDT 2003

I have a FreeBSD 4.1 system, which I am trying to upgrade to 4.8-RELEASE.

Unfortunately, it can't boot from the 4.8 distribution CD.  When the
generic kernel boots, it hangs indefinitely after finding plip0.

I have also tried the 4.3 and 4.7 CDs, the same thing happens with them.
So something changed betweek 4.1 and 4.3 (I don't have a 4.2 CD to try).
Anybody have any ideas?

Here is dmesg output, on the system as booted with 4.1-RELEASE:

Copyright (c) 1992-2000 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
	The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
FreeBSD 4.1-RELEASE #0: Fri Jul 28 14:30:31 GMT 2000
    jkh at
Timecounter "i8254"  frequency 1193182 Hz
CPU: Pentium III/Pentium III Xeon/Celeron (451.03-MHz 686-class CPU)
  Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x672  Stepping = 2
real memory  = 134205440 (131060K bytes)
avail memory = 126386176 (123424K bytes)
Preloaded elf kernel "kernel" at 0xc040d000.
Pentium Pro MTRR support enabled
md0: Malloc disk
npx0: <math processor> on motherboard
npx0: INT 16 interface
pcib0: <Intel 82443BX (440 BX) host to PCI bridge> on motherboard
pci0: <PCI bus> on pcib0
pcib1: <Intel 82443BX (440 BX) PCI-PCI (AGP) bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0
pci1: <PCI bus> on pcib1
pci1: <3Dfx Voodoo 3 graphics accelerator> at 0.0 irq 11
isab0: <Intel 82371AB PCI to ISA bridge> at device 4.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
atapci0: <Intel PIIX4 ATA33 controller> port 0xb800-0xb80f at device 4.1 on pci0
ata0: at 0x1f0 irq 14 on atapci0
ata1: at 0x170 irq 15 on atapci0
uhci0: <Intel 82371AB/EB (PIIX4) USB controller> port 0xb400-0xb41f at device 4.2 on pci0
uhci0: Invalid irq 255
uhci0: Please switch on USB support and switch PNP-OS to 'No' in BIOS
device_probe_and_attach: uhci0 attach returned 6
chip1: <Intel 82371AB Power management controller> port 0xe800-0xe80f at device 4.3 on pci0
ahc0: <Adaptec aic7890/91 Ultra2 SCSI adapter> port 0xb000-0xb0ff mem 0xdd800000-0xdd800fff irq 9 at device 6.0 on pci0
ahc0: aic7890/91 Wide Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 16/255 SCBs
fxp0: <Intel Pro 10/100B/100+ Ethernet> port 0xa800-0xa81f mem 0xdd000000-0xdd0fffff,0xe1000000-0xe1000fff irq 5 at device 7.0 on pci0
fxp0: Ethernet address 00:e0:18:98:3b:2f
pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=0x1274, dev=0x5000) at 10.0 irq 5
dc0: <82c169 PNIC 10/100BaseTX> port 0xa000-0xa0ff mem 0xdc800000-0xdc8000ff irq 10 at device 11.0 on pci0
dc0: Ethernet address: 00:a0:cc:3b:f9:c4
miibus0: <MII bus> on dc0
ukphy0: <Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface> on miibus0
ukphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
fdc0: <NEC 72065B or clone> at port 0x3f0-0x3f5,0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2 on isa0
fdc0: FIFO enabled, 8 bytes threshold
fd0: <1440-KB 3.5" drive> on fdc0 drive 0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> at port 0x60,0x64 on isa0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> flags 0x1 irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> irq 12 on atkbdc0
psm0: model MouseMan+, device ID 0
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
sio0: type 16550A
sio1 at port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on isa0
sio1: type 16550A
ppc0: <Parallel port> at port 0x378-0x37f irq 7 on isa0
ppc0: SMC-like chipset (ECP/EPP/PS2/NIBBLE) in COMPATIBLE mode
ppc0: FIFO with 16/16/9 bytes threshold
ppi0: <Parallel I/O> on ppbus0
lpt0: <Printer> on ppbus0
lpt0: Interrupt-driven port
plip0: <PLIP network interface> on ppbus0
acd0: CDROM <ASUS CD-S500/A> at ata0-master using PIO4
afd0: 239MB <IOMEGA ZIP 250 ATAPI> [239/64/32] at ata1-master using PIO3
Waiting 15 seconds for SCSI devices to settle
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/da0s2a
cd0 at ahc0 bus 0 target 3 lun 0
cd0: <YAMAHA CRW4416S 1.0f> Removable CD-ROM SCSI-2 device 
cd0: 8.333MB/s transfers (8.333MHz, offset 31)
cd0: Attempt to query device size failed: NOT READY, Medium not present - tray closed
da1 at ahc0 bus 0 target 5 lun 0
da1: <IBM DDRS-34560D DC1B> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-2 device 
da1: 80.000MB/s transfers (40.000MHz, offset 15, 16bit), Tagged Queueing Enabled
da1: 4357MB (8925000 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 555C)
da0 at ahc0 bus 0 target 4 lun 0
da0: <IBM DDRS-34560D DC1B> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-2 device 
da0: 80.000MB/s transfers (40.000MHz, offset 15, 16bit), Tagged Queueing Enabled
da0: 4357MB (8925000 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 555C)

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