IBM eServer x225 - LSI 1030 SCSI - BTX Halted / infinite loop
underligast at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 18:57:33 UTC 2008
I'm trying to install FreeBSD 7.0 on my "new" server, an IBM eServer x225
The server/drives runs fine under windows 2003 and ubuntu server but the
FreeBSD installation just halts.
So far i've tried:
CD: disk1 from 6.2, 7.0,
CD: bootonly from 7.0
They all end the same, cds with an infinite loop of numbers, floppys with
BTX Halted and a lot of numbers.
int=0000000d err=00000000 efl=00010006 eip=000219b2
eax=000219ac ebx=00000000 ecx=c0000080 edx=000587d8
esi=0003e007 edi=00000000 ebp=0008fcbc esp=00099c88
cs=0008 ds=0010 es=0010 fs=0010 gs=0010 ss=0010
cs:eip=0f 32 0d 00 01 00 00 0f-30 0f 20 e0 83 c8 30 0f
22 e0 b8 00 c0 03 00 0f-22 d8 0f 20 c0 0d 00 00
ss:esp=90 95 00 00 00 80 fc 00-00 90 fc 00 07 e0 03 00
00 00 00 00 07 d0 03 00-00 00 00 00 cc 87 05 00
The only difference is when i boot from 7.0-STABLE-200804-i386-bootonly.iso,
then i see
BTX loader 1.00 BTX version is 1.02
Consoles: internal video/keyboard
BIOS CD is cd0
BIOS drive A: is disk0
Then it stops.
If i remove both the harddrives i can boot into the freebsd installer, but
as there are no drives, there is nowhere to install.
Atleast when i started with the floppys it detected drive1 and 2 before BTX
I dont know what to do anymore, there is just no way to get freebsd to
install on this thing.
Is it the LSI controller, it should still be initiated when there are no
drives in it, and the installation starts fine then.
Is it the Motherboard, the bios, the cpu, the ram? what?
The disks, having just one in doesn't work, switching positions doesn't
Does anyone have any idea on how i can proceed once i'm in the installation,
can i mount the drives and install somehow?
The hardware is:
1x Xeon 2.8GHz(512KB), 2x 2048MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM (ecc), 2x 74GB 10K rpm
U320 HDD, Ultra320 SCSI, 48x CD-ROM, Broadcom NetXtreme 10/100/1000
Integrated Ethernet, ATI Rage XL
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