L.S. For about a week now I've been trying unsuccesfully to solve the problem below.
My machine was installed with 4.8-Release. The problem started after compiling and installing a new kernel to replace kernel.GENERIC What happens is: The system starts. Detects the AH2940 SCSI controller. The controller detects 3 devices. -SCSI ID#2 CDROM -SCSI ID#1 IBM 4,3 GB Disk 0x80 (probably recognized later as da1) -SCSI ID#0 IBM 4,3 GB Disk 0x81 (probably recognized later as da0) It then starts boot0 and shows the boot0 selection-screen. F1 FreeBSD F5 Drive 1 Default: F1 -Choosing F5 results in errors since that one isn't bootable. -Choosing F1 (in my opinion the correct one) yields the following. Having choosen something at boot0 the system continues. At this point it should be able to find /boot.config, but as I'll later show it apparently ignores it. It then shows the boot2 screen. >> FreeBSD/i386 BOOT Default: 0:ad(0,a)/kernel boot: At this point I've tried entering the following things. X:da(Y,a)/Z with -X anywhere between 0 and 5. -Y anywhere between 0 and 2. -Z either /kernel or /boot/loader. The following options allowed a continued boot. 1:da(0,a)/kernel 1:da(1,a)/kernel 1:da(2,a)/kernel 1:da(0,a)/boot/loader 1:da(1,a)/boot/loader 1:da(2,a)/boot/loader All the others didn't work. Having discovered the correct input I assumed putting the same into /boot.config would solve the problem and would ensure I wouldn't have to fill it in manually every time the system boots (this is not practial sincec the system neither has a viewscreen or a keyboard) this however isn't the case. Whatever I fill in into /boot.config the result remains the same. The system tries to boot tells me twice "Invalid partition' followed by "Can't find /kernel". I've reinstalled boot0, boot1 and boot2 to no effect. Re´nstalling FreeBSD from scratch and making another kernel resulted in the same problem. My guts tell me the problems lies in boot0 or boot1's apparent inabillity to execute the correct value specified in /boot.config but I can't find any cause for this. Has anyone got any ideas on how to resolve this problem or where to find additional documentation since I can't find enough information in the Handbook to determine whether the problem indeed lies in the system's inabillity to find /boot.config? Thanks in advance, Frank Masolijn PS. Below anyone interested will find all information I think might be required. (If somethings missing please mail me.) DMESG Copyright (c) 1992-2003 The FreeBSD Project. Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE #1: Mon Sep 1 18:47:33 CEST 2003 [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/src/sys/compile/QEQUOIA Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz CPU: Pentium II/Pentium II Xeon/Celeron (233.87-MHz 686-class CPU) Origin = "GenuineIntel" Id = 0x633 Stepping = 3 Features=0x80f9ff<FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,SEP,MTRR,PGE,MCA,CMOV,M MX> real memory = 100663296 (98304K bytes) avail memory = 94269440 (92060K bytes) Preloaded elf kernel "kernel" at 0xc0392000. Pentium Pro MTRR support enabled md0: Malloc disk Using $PIR table, 6 entries at 0xc00fda50 npx0: <math processor> on motherboard npx0: INT 16 interface pcib0: <Intel 82443LX (440 LX) host to PCI bridge> on motherboard pci0: <PCI bus> on pcib0 agp0: <Intel 82443LX (440 LX) host to PCI bridge> mem 0xe0000000-0xe3ffffff at device 0.0 on pci0 pcib1: <Intel 82443LX (440 LX) PCI-PCI (AGP) bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0 pci1: <PCI bus> on pcib1 isab0: <Intel 82371AB PCI to ISA bridge> at device 7.0 on pci0 isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0 atapci0: <Intel PIIX4 ATA33 controller> at device 7.1 on pci0 atapci0: ATA channel disabled by BIOS pci0: <Intel 82371AB/EB (PIIX4) USB controller> at 7.2 irq 15 chip0: <Intel 82371AB Power management controller> port 0x5f00-0x5f0f at device 7.3 on pci0 rl0: <RealTek 8139 10/100BaseTX> port 0x6800-0x68ff mem 0xef000000-0xef0000ff irq 15 at device 9.0 on pci0 rl0: Ethernet address: 00:50:fc:2a:88:ff miibus0: <MII bus> on rl0 rlphy0: <RealTek internal media interface> on miibus0 rlphy0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto ahc0: <Adaptec 2940 SCSI adapter> port 0x6c00-0x6cff mem 0xef001000-0xef001fff irq 12 at device 10.0 on pci0 aic7870: Wide Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 16/253 SCBs pci0: <S3 968 graphics accelerator> at 11.0 irq 10 ed0: <NE2000 PCI Ethernet (ProLAN)> port 0x7000-0x701f irq 11 at device 12.0 on pci0 ed0: address 48:54:e8:90:55:96, type NE2000 (16 bit) eisa0: <EISA bus> on motherboard eisa0: unknown card ADP7871 (0x04907871) at slot 6 orm0: <Option ROMs> at iomem 0xc0000-0xc7fff,0xc8000-0xcb7ff on isa0 fdc0: <NEC 72065B or clone> at port 0x3f0-0x3f5,0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2 on isa0 fdc0: FIFO enabled, 8 bytes threshold ata0 at port 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 irq 14 on isa0 ata1 at port 0x170-0x177,0x376 irq 15 on isa0 atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> at port 0x60,0x64 on isa0 atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> flags 0x1 irq 1 on atkbdc0 kbd0 at atkbd0 vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0 sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0 sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300> sio0: configured irq 4 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0 sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0 sio0: type 8250 sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0 ppc0: parallel port not found. IP packet filtering initialized, divert enabled, rule-based forwarding enabled, default to deny, logging disabled BRIDGE 020214 loaded Waiting 5 seconds for SCSI devices to settle Mounting root from ufs:/dev/da0s1a da0 at ahc0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0 da0: <IBM-PCCO DDRS-34560W !# S97B> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-2 device da0: 20.000MB/s transfers (10.000MHz, offset 8, 16bit), Tagged Queueing Enabled da0: 4303MB (8813870 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 548C) da1 at ahc0 bus 0 target 1 lun 0 da1: <IBM-PCCO DDRS-34560W !# S97B> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-2 device da1: 20.000MB/s transfers (10.000MHz, offset 8, 16bit), Tagged Queueing Enabled da1: 4303MB (8813870 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 548C) cd0 at ahc0 bus 0 target 2 lun 0 cd0: <PLEXTOR CD-ROM PX-32TS 1.03> Removable CD-ROM SCSI-2 device cd0: 10.000MB/s transfers (10.000MHz, offset 15)# Qequoia's new kernel cd0: Attempt to query device size failed: NOT READY, Medium not present BOOT/LOADER.CONF # -- sysinstall generated deltas -- # userconfig_script_load="YES" KERNEL CONFIG machine i386 ident QEQUOIA cpu I686_CPU ident GENERIC maxusers 0 options MATH_EMULATE #Support for x87 emulation options INET #InterNETworking options INET6 #IPv6 communications protocols options FFS #Berkeley Fast Filesystem options FFS_ROOT #FFS usable as root device [keep this!] options SOFTUPDATES #Enable FFS soft updates support options UFS_DIRHASH #Improve performance on big directories options MFS #Memory Filesystem options MD_ROOT #MD is a potential root device options NFS #Network Filesystem options NFS_ROOT #NFS usable as root device, NFS required options MSDOSFS #MSDOS Filesystem options CD9660 #ISO 9660 Filesystem options CD9660_ROOT #CD-ROM usable as root, CD9660 required options PROCFS #Process filesystem options COMPAT_43 #Compatible with BSD 4.3 [KEEP THIS!] options SCSI_DELAY=5000 #Delay (in ms) before probing SCSI options UCONSOLE #Allow users to grab the console options USERCONFIG #boot -c editor options VISUAL_USERCONFIG #visual boot -c editor options KTRACE #ktrace(1) support options SYSVSHM #SYSV-style shared memory options SYSVMSG #SYSV-style message queues options SYSVSEM #SYSV-style semaphores options P1003_1B #Posix P1003_1B real-time extensions options _KPOSIX_PRIORITY_SCHEDULING options ICMP_BANDLIM #Rate limit bad replies options KBD_INSTALL_CDEV # install a CDEV entry in /dev options AHC_REG_PRETTY_PRINT # Print register bitfields in debug # output. Adds ~128k to driver. options AHD_REG_PRETTY_PRINT # Print register bitfields in debug # output. Adds ~215k to driver. device isa device eisa device pci # Floppy drives device fdc0 at isa? port IO_FD1 irq 6 drq 2 device fd0 at fdc0 drive 0 device fd1 at fdc0 drive 1 # ATA and ATAPI devices device ata0 at isa? port IO_WD1 irq 14 device ata1 at isa? port IO_WD2 irq 15 device ata device atadisk # ATA disk drives device atapicd # ATAPI CDROM drives device atapifd # ATAPI floppy drives device atapist # ATAPI tape drives options ATA_STATIC_ID #Static device numbering # SCSI Controllers device ahc # AHA2940 and onboard AIC7xxx devices # SCSI peripherals device scbus # SCSI bus (required) device da # Direct Access (disks) device cd # CD # atkbdc0 controls both the keyboard and the PS/2 mouse device atkbdc0 at isa? port IO_KBD device atkbd0 at atkbdc? irq 1 flags 0x1 device psm0 at atkbdc? irq 12 device vga0 at isa? # splash screen/screen saver pseudo-device splash # syscons is the default console driver, resembling an SCO console device sc0 at isa? flags 0x100 device agp # support several AGP chipsets # Floating point support - do not disable. device npx0 at nexus? port IO_NPX irq 13 # Power management support (see LINT for more options) device apm0 at nexus? disable flags 0x20 # Advanced Power Management # Serial (COM) ports device sio0 at isa? port IO_COM1 flags 0x10 irq 4 device sio1 at isa? port IO_COM2 irq 3 device sio2 at isa? disable port IO_COM3 irq 5 device sio3 at isa? disable port IO_COM4 irq 9 # Parallel port device ppc0 at isa? irq 7 device ppbus # Parallel port bus (required) device lpt # Printer device plip # TCP/IP over parallel device ppi # Parallel port interface device # PCI Ethernet NICs that use the common MII bus controller code. # NOTE: Be sure to keep the 'device miibus' line in order to use these NICs! device miibus # MII bus support device rl # RealTek 8129/8139 device xl # 3Com 3c90x (``Boomerang'', ``Cyclone'') # ISA Ethernet NICs. # 'device ed' requires 'device miibus' device ed0 at isa? disable port 0x280 irq 10 iomem 0xd8000 # Pseudo devices - the number indicates how many units to allocate. pseudo-device loop # Network loopback pseudo-device ether # Ethernet support pseudo-device sl 1 # Kernel SLIP pseudo-device ppp 10 # Kernel PPP pseudo-device tun # Packet tunnel. pseudo-device pty # Pseudo-ttys (telnet etc) pseudo-device md # Memory "disks" pseudo-device gif # IPv6 and IPv4 tunneling pseudo-device faith 1 # IPv6-to-IPv4 relaying (translation) # The `bpf' pseudo-device enables the Berkeley Packet Filter. # Be aware of the administrative consequences of enabling this! pseudo-device bpf #Berkeley packet filter options IPFIREWALL options IPDIVERT options ROOTDEVNAME=\"ufs:da1s1a\" options BRIDGE DISKLABEL da0 # /dev/da0c: type: SCSI disk: da0s1 label: flags: bytes/sector: 512 sectors/track: 32 tracks/cylinder: 128 sectors/cylinder: 4096 cylinders: 2150 sectors/unit: 8810464 rpm: 3600 interleave: 1 trackskew: 0 cylinderskew: 0 headswitch: 0 # milliseconds track-to-track seek: 0 # milliseconds drivedata: 0 8 partitions: # size offset fstype [fsize bsize bps/cpg] a: 524288 0 4.2BSD 0 0 0 # (Cyl. 0 - 127) b: 524288 524288 swap # (Cyl. 128 - 255) c: 8810464 0 unused 0 0 # (Cyl. 0 - 2150*) e: 1048576 1048576 4.2BSD 0 0 0 # (Cyl. 256 - 511) f: 1048576 2097152 4.2BSD 0 0 0 # (Cyl. 512 - 767) g: 5664736 3145728 4.2BSD 0 0 0 # (Cyl. 768 - 2150*) DISKLABEL da1 # /dev/da1c: type: SCSI disk: da1s1 label: flags: bytes/sector: 512 sectors/track: 63 tracks/cylinder: 255 sectors/cylinder: 16065 cylinders: 547 sectors/unit: 8803557 rpm: 3600 interleave: 1 trackskew: 0 cylinderskew: 0 headswitch: 0 # milliseconds track-to-track seek: 0 # milliseconds drivedata: 0 8 partitions: # size offset fstype [fsize bsize bps/cpg] b: 524288 0 swap # (Cyl. 0 - 32*) c: 8803557 0 unused 0 0 # (Cyl. 0 - 547*) e: 8279269 524288 4.2BSD 0 0 0 # (Cyl. 32*- 547*) _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"