5.3-BETAx Boot Problems
Pratt, Benjamin E.
bepratt at stcloudstate.edu
Wed Sep 29 09:53:32 PDT 2004
Hello, I am still trying to get FreeBSD Beta to work but am running into
problems when my system boots. The boot problem appears to be occurring
after the IDE drives are detected but before the root file system is
These are the last four lines of text that are displayed when I try to
from either ISO or after running CVSUP:
md0: Preloaded image </boot/mfsroot> 4423680 bytes at 0xc09b6c5c
ad0: 29314MB <IC35L030AVV207-0/V21OA66A> [59560/16/63] at ata0-master
ATAPI_RESET time = 1630us
acd0: CDRW <Hewlett-Packard CD-Writer Plus 9100/1.0c> at ata1-master
When 5.2.1 or 6.0-CURRENT are installed on the system everything boots
and the next line is:
Mounted root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a.
I looked at /var/log/messages and did not see any boot problems logged
had CVSUPed to 5.3-BETA5 or 5.3-BETA6, attempted to boot, and then
with the 5.2.1 kernel so that would suggest a problem mounting the file
The boot problems are occurring after I build the world, build the
install the kernel but before I install the world.
I looked at the GENERIC kernel from both the 5.2.1 and 5.3-BETA6 systems
the only options that 5.2.1 had and 5.3-BETA6 doesn't are:
5.3-BETA6 has two options and eight devices that 5.2.1 doesn't. The
The only two devices that I could possibly see affecting my system are:
I do have 5.3-BETAx installed on two other systems so I can't imagine
not working on this one Dell Celeron system that want it to be on. I
imagine that I'm the only one having this problem as I have seen other
reported but I haven't found a solution other than going to 6.0-CURRENT
I would like to stay away from since it'll probably be a while before
Any help anyone can give would be greatly appreciated.
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