Installworld problem on sparc64?
Garance A Drosihn
drosih at rpi.edu
Wed Jul 21 13:19:33 PDT 2004
Apologies if this has come up recently, and I just missed it.
I did a buildworld/buildkernel/installkernel yesterday, and it
seemed to work fine. I then went to reboot, to do the installworld.
If I try to boot in single-user mode, the startup process hangs
right after: Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad0a
If I just boot up normally (not bothering with single-user), it
comes up fine. The line that shows up after "Mounting root" is:
Pre-seeding PRNG: kickstart.
So I do the normal boot-up, and then type `shutdown' to get into
single-user mode. Again the machine hangs. I have to power-off
and back on to get it's attention.
Eventually I booted up multi-user, just killed a few daemons,
and ran installworld. That seems to have gone okay. I was able
to reboot after doing the installworld, and it comes up pretty
much okay (a few minor messages from ntpd, but otherwise nothing
seems unusual). A `shutdown -r' also works fine. However, if I
try to do a plain 'shutdown now', the machine again hangs. It
stops after writing out:
Shutting down local daemons:.
Writing entropy file:.
and never comes up asking me for which shell I want to run (where
/bin/sh would be the default). Also, now that I have completely
upgraded, I still can not seem to boot in single-user mode, as I
Has anyone else seen this? I am working with a slightly odd
setup here, so it might be a side-effect of something I have done.
My install is working off the regular console (keyboard/monitor
setup), not a serial-console setup, on an Ultra-10.
Garance Alistair Drosehn = gad at gilead.netel.rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer or gad at freebsd.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute or drosih at rpi.edu
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