-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 Am Thu, 24 May 2018 09:10:10 -0700 (PDT) "Rodney W. Grimes" <freebsd-...@pdx.rh.cn85.dnsmgr.net> schrieb:
> -- Start of PGP signed section. > > On Thu, May 24, 2018 at 08:22:12AM -0700, Rodney W. Grimes wrote: > > > > On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 11:48:38AM +0200, Philip Homburg wrote: > > > > > >Also as the Moore's law curve flattens expect the life of these > > > > > >older, but not so old, machines to live quiet some time. I > > > > > >believe we are talking sandy bridge and earlier? If that is > > > > > >corret Sandy bridge is still a very viable system. > > > > > > > > > > I noticed this lack of love for older systems recently. > > > > > > > > > > I wanted to use an older Dell server to test the 11.2 BETAs and RCs. > > > > > > > > > > Turns out, you can't install FreeBSD using a USB stick image because > > > > > the > > > > > BIOS only support MBR. No idea why MBR support was dropped for the > > > > > USB images. > > > > > > > > > > In the end I had to find a CD burner, and after a couple of tries > > > > > managed to > > > > > install from CD. > > > > > > > > > > After that, my ansible playbooks started failing because > > > > > /boot/loader.conf > > > > > is absent if you boot from zfs in combination with MBR. > > > > > > > > > > Pity. This older server hardware is great for trying out new > > > > > releases, play > > > > > with zfs, etc. > > > > > > > > The disc1.iso (as well as bootonly.iso and dvd1.iso) images are now > > > > built as hybrid images, supporting both MBR and GPT, as well as being > > > > written to a flash drive (like memstick.img) as well as a CD. > > > > > > To clarify a minor point here, are the amd64 disc1.iso images or > > > both the amd64 and i386 disk1.iso images being built as "hybrid"? > > > > > > > Only amd64. i386 does not have UEFI-/GPT-related boot issues. > > Here is a data point: > > Test system is Dell R710, > First attempt is with BIOS in Boot mode: Bios > Second attempt is with BIOS in Boot mode: UEFI > > Attemtped to boot amd64 version: > Screen goes white background, text appears (yes, way indented) > BTX version is 1.02 > Consoles: internal video/keyboard > _ > > That last _ is a blinking cursor, system is hung, does repsond to C-A-del > > > Second attempt: > Works properly > > > I am going after Ed Maste's posted build image in the other thread now... > > > > > > > As this is what I see on my system: > > > root@x230a:/home/ISO/x # file FreeBSD-11.2-BETA2-* > > > FreeBSD-11.2-BETA2-amd64-disc1.iso: DOS/MBR boot sector; partition 1 : > > > ID=0xee, > > > start-CHS (0x0,0,2), end-CHS (0x3ff,255,63), startsector 1, 1472695 > > > sectors > > > FreeBSD-11.2-BETA2-i386-disc1.iso: ISO 9660 CD-ROM filesystem data > > > '11_2_BETA2_I386_CD' (bootable) > > > > MBR support was initially removed from the memstick installer, as it is > > > > not compatible with some UEFI implementations. (Or, at least that is my > > > > understanding, based on my limited intimate knowledge of UEFI.) > > > > > > > > Glen > > > -- End of PGP section, PGP failed! > Today, I tried to eliminate FreeBSD's native KMS drm2 by installing graphics/drm-stable-kmod (ports tree at revision 471172) on CURRENT (FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT #46 r334401: Wed May 30 23:32:45 CEST 2018 amd64, CUSTOM kernel). The hardware is a presumably UEFI capable ASROCK Z77-Pro4M (latest firmware available from late 2013) equipted with a XEON IvyBridge: CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1245 V2 @ 3.40GHz (3400.09-MHz K8-class CPU) Origin="GenuineIntel" Id=0x306a9 Family=0x6 Model=0x3a Stepping=9 Features=0xbfebfbff<FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,APIC,SEP,MTRR,PGE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,PSE36,CLFLUSH,DTS,ACPI,MMX,FXSR,SSE,SSE2,SS,HTT,TM,PBE> Features2=0x7fbae3ff<SSE3,PCLMULQDQ,DTES64,MON,DS_CPL,VMX,SMX,EST,TM2,SSSE3,CX16,xTPR,PDCM,PCID,SSE4.1,SSE4.2,x2APIC,POPCNT,TSCDLT,AESNI,XSAVE,OSXSAVE,AVX,F16C,RDRAND> AMD Features=0x28100800<SYSCALL,NX,RDTSCP,LM> AMD Features2=0x1<LAHF> Structured Extended Features=0x281<FSGSBASE,SMEP,ERMS> XSAVE Features=0x1<XSAVEOPT> VT-x: PAT,HLT,MTF,PAUSE,EPT,UG,VPID TSC: P-state invariant, performance statistics real memory = 17179869184 (16384 MB) avail memory = 16295137280 (15540 MB) Event timer "LAPIC" quality 600 ACPI APIC Table: <ALASKA A M I> FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 8 CPUs The box isn't capable of booting FreeBSD in UEFI (while Linux and Windows seems to work). So I'm stuck with BIOS. Loading i915kms.ko/drm2.ko on the system put the console in a high-resolution mode instead of this crap 80x25 ancient console immediately. Loading graphics/drm-stable-kmod as requested (via rc.conf.local) ends up in a trap 12/crash. Very nice for such an old hardware. graphics/drm-next-kmod does load without crashing the system - but the console is stuck in the clumsy 80x25 mode. So why should I vote for non-working drivers to replace perfectly working ones? oh - -- O. 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