Problems booting 9.1-STABLE on Netra X1

Chris Ross cross+freebsd at
Mon Feb 25 03:19:22 UTC 2013

  So, as discussed in an earlier thread, I am looking to install FreeBSD on a Sun Netra X1.
Given that I don't currently have any USB loadable media, or any confidence that it will work,
I started working on setting up a netboot.  I have it netbooting via a loader and kernel via
tftp.  However, there seems to be a problem

  After getting through some/most of autoconf, it says:

Power Failure Detected: Shutting down NOW.

  At which point, it goes silent.  The console doesn't respond to input, including a break
(which would normally drop back to OBP).

  Does anyone have any idea what might be going on here?  Some miscommunication
about the clock or power management systems in this hardware?

  Thanks.  Boot output below, and any more details available if needed, and specific
guidance to get the details is appreciated.  :-)

                                             - Chris

/boot/kernel/kernel data=0xb9f5d8+0xc6980 syms=[0x8+0xc7110+0x8+0xb8713]
jumping to kernel entry at 0xc0098000.
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FreeBSD 9.1-STABLE #2: Sun Feb 24 00:07:34 EST 2013
    cross at sparc64
real memory  = 671088640 (640 MB)
avail memory = 630849536 (601 MB)
cpu0: Sun Microsystems UltraSparc-IIe Processor (500.00 MHz CPU)
kbd0 at kbdmux0
nexus0: <Open Firmware Nexus device>
pcib0: <U2P UPA-PCI bridge> mem 0x1fe00000000-0x1fe0000ffff,0x1fe01000000-0x1fe010000ff irq 2032,2030,2031,2021 on nexus0
pcib0: Sabre, impl 0, version 0, IGN 0x1f, bus A, 66MHz
pcib0: DVMA map: 0x60000000 to 0x63ffffff 8192 entries
pci0: <OFW PCI bus> on pcib0
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 7.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
pci0: <old, non-VGA display device> at device 3.0 (no driver attached)
dc0: <Davicom DM9102A 10/100BaseTX> port 0x10000-0x100ff mem 0-0xff at device 12.0 on pci0
miibus0: <MII bus> on dc0
amphy0: <DM9102 10/100 media interface> PHY 1 on miibus0
amphy0:  none, 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
dc0: Ethernet address: 00:03:ba:05:e4:7a
dc1: <Davicom DM9102A 10/100BaseTX> port 0x10100-0x101ff mem 0x2000-0x20ff at device 5.0 on pci0
miibus1: <MII bus> on dc1
amphy1: <DM9102 10/100 media interface> PHY 1 on miibus1
amphy1:  none, 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
dc1: Ethernet address: 00:03:ba:05:e4:7a
ohci0: <AcerLabs M5237 (Aladdin-V) USB controller> mem 0x1000000-0x1000fff at device 10.0 on pci0
usbus0 on ohci0
atapci0: <AcerLabs M5229 UDMA66 controller> port 0x10200-0x10207,0x10218-0x1021b,0x10210-0x10217,0x10208-0x1020b,0x10220-0x1022f at device 13.0 on pci0
atapci0: using PIO transfers above 137GB as workaround for 48bit DMA access bug, expect reduced performance
ata2: <ATA channel> at channel 0 on atapci0
ata3: <ATA channel> at channel 1 on atapci0
nexus0: <syscons> type unknown (no driver attached)
rtc0: <Real-Time Clock> at port 0x70-0x71 on isa0
uart0: <16550 or compatible> at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 43 on isa0
uart0: console (9600,n,8,1)
uart1: <16550 or compatible> at port 0x2e8-0x2ef irq 43 on isa0
ctl: CAM Target Layer loaded
Timecounter "tick" frequency 500000000 Hz quality 1000
Event timer "tick" frequency 500000000 Hz quality 1000
Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
Power Failure Detected: Shutting down NOW.
[halt sent]
[halt sent]

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