With apologies for an incomplete report, I am including the (manually transcribed) dump information. I have been able to network boot from a combination of the boot.flp and bin distribution (though there are problems with getting sysinstall to find disks that prevent that approach so far) and confirm that the hw.pcic interrupt routing sysctls *are* required. So the report that follows is based on using floppies from 5.0-20020314-CURRENT, including the one referred to as 'acpi.ko.flp' in the "Failed workaround" description below.
To reproduce, follow the steps 1-7 outlined below. The tail end of the process appears as: OK load acpi.ko /boot/kernel/acpi.ko text=0x2b5a0 data=0x1558+0x6cc syms=[0x4+0x4ed0+0x4+0x675a] OK boot / int=00000006 err=00000000 efl=00010006 eip=c03069f0 eax=00000001 ebx=009aec00 ecx=00000000 edx=00000102 esi=009ae000 edi=009b6000 ebp=00000000 esp=c09b1d98 cs=0008 ds=0010 es=0010 fs=0010 gs=0010 ss=0010 cs:eip=ff ff ff 83 ec 18 57 ff-ff a1 84 15 37 c0 a3 0c 77 38 c0 a1 88 15 37 c0-a3 e4 77 38 c0 05 a0 1d ss:esp=04 94 12 c0 00 60 9b 00-00 e0 9a 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 BTX halted I am willing to try reasonable steps and debugging here. Unfortunately, the BIOS driving the USB floppy seems to take about 10 min. to read a floppy, so it testing multiple scenarios is somewhat painful. I will be working with bootable CD configurations today, though the iLINK (IEEE-1394) connection there has its own share of problems (no non-BIOS support of the drive). At least with floppies, it *should* be a supported configuration. (Note however the reported issues with fixit only being mountable from /dev/fd0, not /dev/da0). Jeff On Thu, 14 Mar 2002, Jeff Kletsky wrote: > Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 18:49:35 -0800 (PST) > From: Jeff Kletsky <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Re: ACPI autoload failed -- unable to install (fwd) > > Tried the "obvious" -- manually loading acpi.ko -- still fails > > On Thu, 14 Mar 2002, Jeff Kletsky wrote: > > > Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 17:41:01 -0800 (PST) > > From: Jeff Kletsky <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > Subject: ACPI autoload failed -- unable to install > > > > Having been unable to confirm a complete and proper installation of > > 5.0-CURRENT on my Sony PCG-SRX7/EP (similar to SRX77) laptop using the > > 4.5-RELEASE installer, I have made a bootable CD from > > 5.0-20020313-CURRENT, as well as floppies from 5.0-20020314-CURRENT. > > Both exhibit the same set of symptoms. > > [...] > > > > > Results in: > > > > ACPI autoload failed - no such file or directory > > - > > [dump followed] > > Failed workaround: > > 1) Create floppies using dd > 2) Make another copy of the mfsroot floopy, > > mount /dev/fd0 /mnt > rm -rf /mnt/* > mkdir -p /mnt/boot/kernel > > copy acpi.ko to /mnt/boot/kernel > > ### Note that copying to root of floppy fails on load attempt ### > ### This is inconsistent with the loader (8) manpage in 5.0 ### > > umount /mnt > > 3) Boot from kern.flp > 4) Load mfsroot.flp > 5) Interrupt boot process > > set hw.pcic.intr_path=1 > set hw.pcic.irq=0 > > 6) Remove mfsroot.flp, insert 'acpi.ko.flp' > > load acpi.ko > > ('boot'ing here causes the BTX to halt if the acpi.ko.flp is still > in the drive) > > 7) Remove acpi.ko.flp, insert mfsroot.flp > > boot > > ...and watch the BTX halt > > > Jeff To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message