ALIX nanobsd boot issues
dimitar.vassilev at gmail.com
Fri Dec 13 07:35:43 UTC 2013
Hi Mateusz and list,
Just for the record - I was able to boot using my own original
configuration and DHCP works fine.
Issue was that I forgot to bring in a null modem cable between the usb to
serial adapter and the console.
Another thing is not to use USB hubs, but a direct USB port.
Happy holidays everyone,
2013/11/20 Mateusz Viste <mateusz at viste-family.net>
> I don't think that two partitions is a problem - I indeed have set up only
> one, but that's only because I use a 512M compact flash and 2 partitions
> were generating an image that was unable to fit on my CF :)
> If you set the Alix bios to use 9600 then that's fine - in fact, it's
> exactly what I did as well.
> You should however try out to create your own config file and use
> nanobsd.sh right away - that's what worked for me at least.
> On 11/20/2013 05:10 PM, Dimitar Vassilev wrote:
>> Thanks Mateusz,
>> I have the the ARCHs definitions properly set in the config file, so
>> this is not an issue. What I saw is that you're not initializing the 2nd
>> partition which I did in the past and it worked.
>> Hence I will try again with just 1 partition, I have set my console speed
>> in the board BIOS to 9600 bps. If not successful again. I will set both to
>> 2013/11/20 Mateusz Viste <mateusz at viste-family.net>
>>> Alix is a 32 bit i586 Geode cpu, and your build machine seems to be an
>>> amd64 - I'd advise building on the same arch, it makes things a bit
>>> Anyway, I recently played a bit with nanoBSD myself (on an Alix box, too,
>>> and on a 9.2 system like you), and at the end I gave up with the specific
>>> 'pcengines' script. I used the generic nanobsd.sh script instead,
>>> the conf file a bit (for example added "customize_cmd cust_comconsole"),
>>> and then it worked like a charm.
>>> I documented all my steps and configuration files here:
>>> Also, note that Alix uses a unusual default serial speed (38400 bps),
>>> while the nanobsd script resets the serial port to classic 9600 bps.
>>> On 11/20/2013 04:26 PM, Dimitar Vassilev wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>>> I've cooked myself a nice Nanobsd set for my Alix 1D. I'm having issues
>>>> with serial console not showing any messages over the cable. Cable is
>>>> Tried swapping the com ports and still nothing
>>>> My configs are located at http://playground.oldbonez.net/
>>>> The build host is
>>>> FreeBSD dragon.usr.uxlab2.org 9.2-STABLE FreeBSD 9.2-STABLE #1 r256284:
>>>> Oct 11 02:42:10 EEST 2013
>>>> root at dragon.usr.uxlab2.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
>>>> CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz (3292.60-MHz K8-class CPU)
>>>> Origin = "GenuineIntel" Id = 0x206a7 Family = 0x6 Model = 0x2a
>>>> Stepping = 7
>>>> AMD Features=0x28100800<SYSCALL,NX,RDTSCP,LM>
>>>> AMD Features2=0x1<LAHF>
>>>> TSC: P-state invariant, performance statistics
>>>> real memory = 17179869184 (16384 MB)
>>>> avail memory = 16423579648 (15662 MB)
>>>> Event timer "LAPIC" quality 600
>>>> ACPI APIC Table: <INTEL DQ67SW >
>>>> FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 4 C
>>>> I tried also booting without disabling VGA - system boots up, but I'm
>>>> unable to get a login prompt
>>>> I would appreciate if someone is willing to advise me where I'm wrong?
>>>> Am I removing too much software or something else?
>>>> Should I try another card?
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