Problem installing 10.3/10.2 or 11 on Soekris 6501
g.lister at nodeunit.ch
Tue Sep 27 13:02:10 UTC 2016
On Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:54:52 +0200
Chris Ernst <snowiswhite at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi George
> two years ago i installed FreeBSD on my net-5501. Ever since the box
> has been running rock-solid and without any issues. :)
> But i also had my issues installing FreeBSD for the first time.
> Using the steps which are described at
> http://wiki.soekris.info/More_on_VirtualBox i was able to succeed.
> I followed the procedure which is overwritten with:
> *3. VirtualBox VM setup*
> As i used VirtualBox on Windows the steps had to be modified slightly
> but along those lines i was able to install FreeBSD on the SD-Card
> You should definitely give this a try.
> all the best
Thanks for the pointer. I managed to "get over" the issue by changing
the USB stick with a different one and changing the hard drive from OCZ
SSD to a WD Green. I could only install 10.1 as 10.3 would not work and
10.2 would fail with missing mount partition upon reboot from the HD.
Now I am trying to upgrade to 10.3 once logged into the system to see
if that will work or not.
The machine is getting kind of old with it's i386 CPUs which limits my
options as to what I can put on it and probably triggers more bugs then
necessary. Getting the downloads, imaging USB sticks and doing install
has taken a lot of time though...
Thanks for the pointer I will refer to it should my current path hit a
road block ;) and it is good for anyone else looking for a solution
> On 26.09.2016 22:46, George wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> > I am trying to install from an i386 img file on a USB stick to a
> > Soekris Net6501 and I keep having problems.
> > 10.3: Says that the base package checksum is wrong and I need to
> > re-download it and try again.
> > 10.2: Says installation aborted and lets me try again or exit.
> > 11.0: Is just not working gets stuck somewhere once the boot starts.
> > The machine has a dual Intel Atom 6xx 1000 MHz and 4 nics. I have
> > used OpenBSD on it for a long time without problems.
> > I have switched a number of USB sticks and this one actually gets
> > the installer working as evident by where it stops. The downloaded
> > i386 checksum are perfectly fine when checked so what gives...???
> > I will try another version to make sure it is not the version I am
> > having a problem with. Any ideas, suggestions are welcome.
> > Thanks in advance,
> > George
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