5.3-BETAx Boot Problems

Emanuel Strobl Emanuel.Strobl at gmx.net
Wed Sep 29 10:42:46 PDT 2004

Am Mittwoch, 29. September 2004 18:53 schrieb Pratt, Benjamin E.:
> 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
> just
> after the IDE drives are detected but before the root file system is
> mounted.
> These are the last four lines of text that are displayed when I try to
> boot
> 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
> UDMA66
>   ATAPI_RESET time = 1630us
>   acd0: CDRW <Hewlett-Packard CD-Writer Plus 9100/1.0c> at ata1-master
> UDMA33

It's possibly a bug in the new fdc code. I also have one system with a floppy 
which stops booting since beta6. Just remove device fdc from the kernel (or 
try to disable the Floppy Controller in the BIOS) and see if that helps. 
Hadn't have time yet to look at -current if this bug is known and if 
applicable create a PR.


> When 5.2.1 or 6.0-CURRENT are installed on the system everything boots
> fine
> 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
> when I
> had CVSUPed to 5.3-BETA5 or 5.3-BETA6, attempted to boot, and then
> re-booted
> with the 5.2.1 kernel so that would suggest a problem mounting the file
> system
> for writing.
> The boot problems are occurring after I build the world, build the
> kernel and
> 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
> and
> the only options that 5.2.1 had and 5.3-BETA6 doesn't are:
>   options   PFIL_HOOKS
> 5.3-BETA6 has two options and eight devices that 5.2.1 doesn't.  The
> options
> are:
>   options   GEOM_GPT
>   options   ADAPTIVE_GIANT
> The only two devices that I could possibly see affecting my system are:
>   device    mem
>   device    io
> I do have 5.3-BETAx installed on two other systems so I can't imagine
> why it's
> not working on this one Dell Celeron system that want it to be on.  I
> don't
> imagine that I'm the only one having this problem as I have seen other
> cases
> reported but I haven't found a solution other than going to 6.0-CURRENT
> which
> I would like to stay away from since it'll probably be a while before
> it's
> considered stable.
> Any help anyone can give would be greatly appreciated.
> Thank you,
> Ben
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