5.3-BETA 5 and 6 install problem

Hendrik Scholz hscholz at raisdorf.net
Mon Sep 27 06:40:24 PDT 2004


I'm trying to install FreeBSD 5.3-BETA6 on a Sun Netra T1.
Everything works fine until the installation writes files to the disk:
Write failure on transfer! (wrote -1 bytes of 1425408 bytes)

There was no error message from newfs but apparently it formatted 18GB 
in just a few seconds so I guess there's the problem.

5.2.1-REL installs and runs fine. I've tested 5.3-BETA5 and it shows the 
same error message as 5.3-BETA6 does.

Is there a quick way to enable debugging for the install process?

Did anybody else encounter this problem?
It's been reported in 


dmesg grabbed via tip/typescript:

Copyright (c) 1992-2004 The FreeBSD Project.^M^M
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994^M^M
     The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.^M^M
FreeBSD 5.3-BETA6 #0: Sun Sep 26 09:57:18 UTC 2004^M^M
     root at bobbi.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC^M^M
Timecounter "tick" frequency 440023625 Hz quality 0^M^M
real memory  = 536870912 (512 MB)^M^M
avail memory = 501342208 (478 MB)^M^M
cpu0: Sun Microsystems UltraSparc-IIi Processor (440.02 MHz CPU)^M^M
nexus0: <Open Firmware Nexus device>^M^M
pcib0: <U2P UPA-PCI bridge> on nexus0^M^M
pcib0: Sabre, impl 0, version 0, ign 0x7c0, bus A^M^M
pcib0: [FAST]^M^M
pcib0: [FAST]^M^M
pcib0 dvma: DVMA map: 0xc0000000 to 0xc3ffffff^M^M
pci0: <OFW PCI bus> on pcib0^M^M
pcib1: <APB PCI-PCI bridge> at device 1.1 on pci0^M^M
pci1: <OFW PCI bus> on pcib1^M^M
ebus0: <PCI-EBus2 bridge> mem 
0xf1000000-0xf17fffff,0xf0000000-0xf0ffffff at device 1.0 on pci1^M^M
ebus0: <auxio> addr 
(no driver attached)^M^M
ebus0: <power> addr 0x1400724000-0x1400724003 irq 37 (no driver 
ebus0: <SUNW,pll> addr 0x1400504000-0x1400504002 (no driver attached)^M^M
ebus0: <su> addr 0x14003803f8-0x14003803ff irq 28 (no driver attached)^M^M
ebus0: <su> addr 0x14003602f8-0x14003602ff irq 20 (no driver attached)^M^M
ebus0: <ecpp> addr 
irq 34 (no driver attached)^M^M
ebus0: <fdthree> addr 
irq 39 (no driver attached)^M^M
eeprom0: <EEPROM/clock> addr 0x1400000000-0x1400001fff on ebus0^M^M
eeprom0: model mk48t59^M^M
eeprom0: hostid 80f9ec2a^M^M
ebus0: <flashprom> addr 0x1000000000-0x10000fffff (no driver attached)^M^M
ebus0: <watchdog> addr 0x1400200000-0x140020003f irq 4 (no driver 
ebus0: <display7seg> addr 0x1400200040 (no driver attached)^M^M
ebus0: <beeper> addr 0x1400722000-0x1400722003 (no driver attached)^M^M
ebus0: <flashprom> addr 0x1000400000-0x10005fffff (no driver attached)^M^M
ebus0: <flashprom> addr 0x1000800000-0x10009fffff (no driver attached)^M^M
ebus0: <i2c> addr 0x1400600000-0x1400600003 irq 40 (no driver attached)^M^M
ebus0: <i2c> addr 0x1400100000-0x1400100003 irq 27 (no driver attached)^M^M
ebus0: <SUNW,lom> addr 0x1400400000-0x1400400063 (no driver attached)^M^M
hme0: <Sun HME 10/100 Ethernet> mem 0xe0000000-0xe0007fff at device 1.1 
on pci1^M^M
miibus0: <MII bus> on hme0^M^M
ukphy0: <Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface> on miibus0^M^M
ukphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto^M^M
ukphy1: <Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface> on miibus0^M^M
ukphy1:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto^M^M
hme0: Ethernet address: 08:00:20:f9:ec:2a^M^M
hme0: if_start running deferred for Giant^M^M
sym0: <875> port 0xc00000-0xc000ff mem 
0xe000a000-0xe000afff,0xe0008000-0xe00080ff at device 2.0 on pci1^M^M
sym0: No NVRAM, ID 7, Fast-20, SE, parity checking^M^M
hme1: <Sun HME 10/100 Ethernet> mem 0xe0010000-0xe0017fff at device 3.1 
on pci1^M^M
miibus1: <MII bus> on hme1^M^M
ukphy2: <Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface> on miibus1^M^M
ukphy2:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto^M^M
hme1: Ethernet address: 08:00:20:f9:ec:2a^M^M
hme1: if_start running deferred for Giant^M^M
pcib2: <APB PCI-PCI bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0^M^M
pci2: <OFW PCI bus> on pcib2^M^M
pcib3: <OFW PCI-PCI bridge> at device 1.0 on pci2^M^M
pci3: <OFW PCI bus> on pcib3^M^M
atapci0: <CMD 646 WDMA2 controller> port 
0x1020-0x102f,0x1018-0x101b,0x1010-0x1017,0x1008-0x100b,0x1000-0x1007 at 
device 14.0 on pci3^M^M
ata2: channel #0 on atapci0^M^M
ata3: channel #1 on atapci0^M^M
Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec^M^M
md0: Preloaded image </boot/mfsroot> 4194304 bytes at 0xc048ff00^M^M
ATAPI_RESET time = 30us^M^M
acd0: CDRW <TOSHIBA CD-ROM XM-7002Bc/1107> at ata3-master WDMA2^M^M
Waiting 15 seconds for SCSI devices to settle^M^M
da0 at sym0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0^M^M
da0: <IBM DDYST1835SUN18G S96H> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-3 device ^M^M
da0: 40.000MB/s transfers (20.000MHz, offset 16, 16bit), Tagged Queueing 
da0: 17274MB (35378533 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 2202C)^M^M
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/md0^M^M
/stand/sysinstall running as init on serial console^M

Hendrik Scholz - <hscholz at raisdorf.net> - http://www.wormulon.net/
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