Having determined that the last bootable install image was 20020311, I have network booted my Sony VAIO PCG-SRX7E/P using pxeboot and the contents of the boot.flp image on an NFS mount.
If the boot process is allowed to progress without interruption, the kernel panics: [...] vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0 unknown: <PNP0303> can't assign resources (port) unknown: <PNP0c02> can't assign resources (memory) psmcpnp0: irq resource info is missing: assuming irq 12 Fatal trap 12: page fault while in kernel mode fault virtual address = 0x6d256d24 fault code = supervisor write, page not present instruction pointer = 0x8:0xc164cf00 stack pointer = 0x10:0xcb92cd00 frame pointer = 0x10:0xcb92cd1c code segment = base 0x0, limit 0xfffff, type 0x1b = DPL 0, pres 1, def32 1, gran 1 processor eflags = interrupt enabled, resume, IOPL = 0 current process = 27 (irq10: sn0) trap number = 12 panic: page fault syncing disks... done Uptime: 0s Automatic reboot in 15 seconds - press a key on the console to abort --> Press a key on the console to reboot. --> or switch off the system now. * Setting 'OK set boot_verbose' indicates that Device configuration finished. bpf: lo0 attached * Setting 'OK set hint.sn.0.disabled=1' resolves the issue and allows the machine to boot into the installer, and complete installation. On reboot, the classic symptoms of pcic unhappiness appear -- the boot process freezes after ad0: is recognized. As in the past, Werner Losh's recommended OK set hw.pcic.intr_path=1 OK set hw.pcic.irq=0 OK boot resolves the issue. (Stay calm, there is a pause while the Memory Stick times-out with the typical 15s SCSI delay.) Now to the psm0 problem... Jeff To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message