On 2014-09-23 11:09, Nathan Whitehorn wrote:
> 
> On 09/23/14 08:04, Allan Jude wrote:
>> On 2014-09-23 02:13, Kurt Lidl wrote:
>>> I downloaded the 10.1-BETA disc1 iso image for
>>> sparc64, and burned it to media. I then used that
>>> media to attempt an installation onto a spare
>>> sparc64 machine that I have.
>>>
>>> Using UFS as the filesystem, and more or less just
>>> following the prompts, the system got installed OK,
>>> and boots off of ZFS OK.
>>>
>>> I then reinstalled onto a system that I manually
>>> configured for ZFS.  This installation fails to boot
>>> from the hard disk, dying like this:
>>>
>>> ---- snip, snip ----
>>> ok reset
>>> Res
>>> LOM event: +487d+12h37m31s host reset
>>> etting ...
>>>
>>> ?
>>> Sun Fire V120 (UltraSPARC-IIe 648MHz), No Keyboard
>>> OpenBoot 4.0, 4096 MB memory installed, Serial #53476432.
>>> Ethernet address 0:3:ba:2f:fc:50, Host ID: 832ffc50.
>>>
>>> Boot device: disk0  File and args:
>>>  
>>>>> FreeBSD/sparc64 ZFS boot block
>>>     Boot path:   /pci@1f,0/pci@1/scsi@8/disk@0,0:a
>>> Consoles: Open Firmware console
>>> Memory Address not Aligned
>>> ok
>>>
>>> ---- snip, snip ----
>>>
>>> I have used my exact procedure in the past to install onto a ZFS
>>> only sparc without issue.
>>>
>>> Has anyone else tried booting a ZFS only sparc64 installation
>>> recently?
>>>
>>> -Kurt
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>> If you have the entire drive to spare, have you tried the 'ZFS auto
>> mode' script that Devin and I wrote? It is the bottom option in the
>> installer partitioning menu.
>>
> 
> Allan, that script doesn't work on sparc since it doesn't know about
> VTOC8 and can only install to GPT and MBR. As committed, the menu item
> is also disabled on anything other than i386 and amd64. The partition
> editor in -CURRENT likely works, since it is based on code Kurt
> submitted, but is untested on sparc since his original patch.
> 
> I think the more likely issue is that the boot blocks have bitrotted
> somehow on SPARC. That's certainly consistent with the "Memory Address
> not Aligned" error.
> -Nathan
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Ahh yes, I remember consider supporting sparc64, but with no one to
test, and what I can only imagine is a small userbase, of hardcore
people who would rather do it manually, we decided against it.


-- 
Allan Jude

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