ALIX nanobsd boot issues
mateusz at viste-family.net
Wed Nov 20 16:32:06 UTC 2013
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 simpler
>> 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, modified
>> 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 OK.
>>> 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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