amd64/97019: Cannot load the kernel after installation on Supermicro H8DAR-T

Greg gregh at
Tue May 23 18:36:07 PDT 2006

To whom it may concern:

I was informed to make a post regarding problem report 97019 ( According to my experiences, both i386 and am64 installations 
produce the same result. Although the workaround works perfectly, I suppose this post needs to get done.

Before I start on the details, I need to clarify the problem report a tad.


    1) Load fixit image with installation cd-rom and switch to holographic shell (CTRL-ALT-F4)
    2) mount /dev/ad4s1a to any directory of your choice (e.g. mount /dev/ad4s1a /mnt.) 
    2) copy /dist/kernels/ to the above partition just mounted.
    3) edit the and change the line that says /$[some variable]-/boot to the newely mounted parition /boot (e.g. /mnt/boot)
    4) change to the /dist/kernels directory and run the from your mounted drive with kernel kernel arguments (e.g. cd /dist/kernels && /mnt/ kernel kernel)

After corrections made:

    1) Load fixit image with installation cd-rom and switch to holographic shell (CTRL-ALT-F4)
    2) mount /dev/ad4s1a to any directory of your choice (e.g. mount /dev/ad4s1a /mnt.) 
    3) env DESTDIR=/mnt /dist/6.1-RELEASE/kernels/ GENERIC
    4) mv /mnt/boot/GENERIC /mnt/boot/kernel
    5) umount /mnt
    6) reboot

Some details:

Motherboard is Supermicro.
The model is H8DAR-T (taken directly from motherboard)
It has the Marvel SATA Controller with a 250 Gigabyte Western Digital Hard Drive.
Attached are the output files for the 'pciconf -l -v' and 'dmesg' commands.

I apologize for any errors (on my part) or if I have missed anything. Just let me know.

-=-Thanks in Advance
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   University of California. All rights reserved. FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE #0:
   Sun May 7 04:04:14 UTC 2006
   root at Timecounter
   "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0 CPU: AMD Opteron(tm) Processor
   246 (2004.55-MHz K8-class CPU) Origin = "AuthenticAMD" Id = 0xf5a
   Stepping = 10 Features=0x78bfbff AMD Features=0xe0500800 real memory =
   1073676288 (1023 MB) avail memory = 1024700416 (977 MB) ACPI APIC
   Table: ioapic1: Changing APIC ID to 6 ioapic1: WARNING: intbase 40 !=
   expected base 24 ioapic2: Changing APIC ID to 7 MADT: Forcing
   active-low polarity and level trigger for SCI ioapic0 irqs 0-23 on
   motherboard ioapic1 irqs 40-46 on motherboard ioapic2 irqs 47-53 on
   motherboard kbd1 at kbdmux0 acpi0: on motherboard acpi0: Power Button
   (fixed) Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000
   acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x5008-0x500b on acpi0
   cpu0: on acpi0 acpi_throttle0: on cpu0 pcib0: port 0xcf8-0xcff on
   acpi0 pci0: on pcib0 pcib1: at device 1.0 on pci0 pci3: on pcib1
   atapci0: port 0xb800-0xb8ff mem 0xfea00000-0xfeafffff irq 42 at device
   3.0 on pci3 ata2: on atapci0 ata3: on atapci0 ata4: on atapci0 ata5:
   on atapci0 pci0: at device 1.1 (no driver attached) pcib2: at device
   2.0 on pci0 pci2: on pcib2 bge0: mem 0xfe8f0000-0xfe8fffff irq 49 at
   device 3.0 on pci2 miibus0: on bge0 brgphy0: on miibus0 brgphy0:
   10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseTX,
   1000baseTX-FDX, auto bge0: Ethernet address: 00:30:48:57:03:40 bge1:
   mem 0xfe8e0000-0xfe8effff irq 50 at device 3.1 on pci2 miibus1: on
   bge1 brgphy1: on miibus1 brgphy1: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX,
   100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseTX, 1000baseTX-FDX, auto bge1: Ethernet
   address: 00:30:48:57:03:41 pci0: at device 2.1 (no driver attached)
   pcib3: at device 6.0 on pci0 pci1: on pcib3 ohci0: mem
   0xfe7fe000-0xfe7fefff irq 19 at device 0.0 on pci1 ohci0:
   [GIANT-LOCKED] usb0: OHCI version 1.0, legacy support usb0: on ohci0
   usb0: USB revision 1.0 uhub0: AMD OHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev
   1.00/1.00, addr 1 uhub0: 3 ports with 3 removable, self powered ohci1:
   mem 0xfe7fd000-0xfe7fdfff irq 19 at device 0.1 on pci1 ohci1:
   [GIANT-LOCKED] usb1: OHCI version 1.0, legacy support usb1: on ohci1
   usb1: USB revision 1.0 uhub1: AMD OHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev
   1.00/1.00, addr 1 uhub1: 3 ports with 3 removable, self powered pci1:
   at device 4.0 (no driver attached) isab0: at device 7.0 on pci0 isa0:
   on isab0 atapci1: port
   0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0xffa0-0xffaf at device 7.1 on
   pci0 ata0: on atapci1 ata1: on atapci1 pci0: at device 7.2 (no driver
   attached) pci0: at device 7.3 (no driver attached) acpi_button0: on
   acpi0 atkbdc0: port 0x60,0x64 irq 1 on acpi0 atkbd0: flags 0x1 irq 1
   on atkbdc0 kbd0 at atkbd0 atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED] psm0: 2 Mouse> irq 12
   on atkbdc0 psm0: [GIANT-LOCKED] psm0: model IntelliMouse Explorer,
   device ID 4 sio0: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4
   flags 0x10 on acpi0 sio0: type 16550A sio1: <16550A-compatible COM
   port> port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on acpi0 sio1: type 16550A fdc0: port
   0x3f0-0x3f5,0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2 on acpi0 fdc0: [FAST] fd0: <1440-KB 3.5"
   drive> on fdc0 drive 0 ppc0: port 0x378-0x37f irq 7 on acpi0 ppc0:
   Generic chipset (NIBBLE-only) in COMPATIBLE mode ppbus0: on ppc0
   plip0: on ppbus0 lpt0: on ppbus0 lpt0: Interrupt-driven port ppi0: on
   ppbus0 orm0: at iomem
   0xc0000-0xc7fff,0xc8000-0xcc7ff,0xcc800-0xcdfff,0xce000-0xcf7ff on
   isa0 sc0: at flags 0x100 on isa0 sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles,
   flags=0x300> vga0: at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
   Timecounter "TSC" frequency 2004554345 Hz quality 800 Timecounters
   tick every 1.000 msec module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (amr_linux,
   0xffffffff806205d0, 0) error 6 acd0: DVDROM at ata1-slave UDMA33 ad4:
   238475MB at ata2-master SATA150 Trying to mount root from

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