Install problem on a AX1105

Bjoern A. Zeeb bzeeb-lists at
Thu Sep 25 22:42:47 PDT 2003

On Thu, 25 Sep 2003, RJ wrote:


> I have a rackmount AX Ultra IIe that is giving FreeBSD panics during the
> install, or should I say boot, because I dont get that far.  It
> stops with a "PCI bus A" error.

I am new to sparcs but I had the same problem last days.
To successfully install a 5.1-REL on a IDE disk I had to stop boot
when it counts from 10 to 1 before loader executes boot and do a
	set hw.ata.ata_dma=0
and then continue boot with

After installation you most likely will have to write
to your /boot/loader.conf.local

But it didn't always help. a pkg_add -r  for X clients panic()ed the
machine anyway :(

I also did a cross build for HEAD for sparc64 because there is a patch
commited about this
	panic: pcib: PCI bus A error AFAR 0x1fe020003f8 AFSR 0x100000000
I think but I couldn't boot the ISOs after I finished a make release
cycle (had to patch some parts of make release around /dev/md).
Always said 'Not ufs'.

I would also like to find a better solution for this to get the
machine stable so any suggestions are welcome though I will most
likely not be able to test anything the next three weeks.


Bjoern A. Zeeb				bzeeb at Zabbadoz dot NeT
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