Fwd: Install problems, Netfinity 5k w/Adaptec RAID

Blake Meike blakem at world.std.com
Sun May 9 13:29:40 PDT 2004

   I asked this question last week.  I got a very prompt and somewhat 
useful answer: this is a known bug in 5.2.1: use 4.9.

   Thanks very much.  Would anyone be willing to tell me which known bug 
this is, so that I can track its progress, and thus know when it is 
safe for me to move to 5.x?  I'm also more than a little interested in 
knowing what's going wrong...

Many thanks,
   Blake Meike

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Blake Meike <blakem at world.std.com>
> Date: May 3, 2004 7:35:08 AM EDT
> To: freebsd-questions at FreeBSD.org
> Subject: Install problems, Netfinity 5k w/Adaptec RAID
> Hi,
>   I'm hoping this will be easy to solve -- or at least easy to 
> diagnose.  I'm new to FreeBSD, so I just don't know where to look yet.
> I have a Netfinity 5k, .6Gh SMP with an Adaptec RAID.  It runs all 
> manner of Linuxes just fine.  I'd like to start running BSD instead.
> Install from CD fails.  If I leave APIC on, the boot into the 
> installer gets as far as a message that says:
> Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
> Actually, if I wait a very long time, I get one more message:
> md0: Preloaded image </boot/mfsroot>  ...
> If, on the other hand, I turn off APIC, I get into the installer just 
> fine.  When I try to set the media to CD, however, installer tells me 
> that I have no CD drives (despite the fact that is is running from 
> one!)
> I'd appreciate any suggestions that would help me:
> 1) identify the hardware that is causing the stall, so I can pull it 
> out
> 2) explain to the installer where my CD drive is, with APIC off
> Many thanks,
>   Blake Meike

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