Problems upgrading

Peter Larkowski peter at
Sat Sep 27 15:52:39 PDT 2003

Hi again:

Just as a follow up, on my Ultra AXe, it doesn't make any difference if 
this is an IDE cdrom or a SCSI cdrom.  Also, dd'ing the boot.flp to the 
front of a hard drive produces the same results:  The system hangs on 
5.1-RELEASE with no useful messages when "Mounting root from 
UFS:/dev/md0"  Again, the 5.0-RELEASE cd works.  Suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

On Thursday, September 25, 2003, at 10:57 AM, peter at wrote:

> Hi everyone.
> I have 5.0-RELEASE installed on my sparcengine ultra AXe.  I haven't
> messed with it in months and was going to try and upgrade it to 
> something
> more recent.  First I tried a make buildworld with CURRENT sources 
> from a
> couple days ago (9-23 or 9-22, I don't remember), but I got some 
> errors.
> I could have missed something in UPDATING, I don't really know.
> In any case, I decided to reinstall with UFS2 and just in general get a
> fresh start since it's been so long since I messed with this machine.  
> The
> 5.1 cd gets to mounting root from /dev/md0 and hangs.  There was a 
> thread
> about this same problem on an ultra 10 some months ago, but it was 
> never
> resolved afaik and turned into an argument about blocking entire dsl
> subnets to stop spam :)  Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions for
> getting 5.1 or -current on my sparc?  I'm using an LSI logic SCSI card 
> and
> the cdrom is a an external plextor that does boot the 5.0 disc just 
> fine
> (I checked again last night).
> Thanks,
> -p
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