Just built a new system: Asus A7N8X-E motherboard, Athlon XP 2600+ 2 SATA seagate drives Old buslogic SCSI controller with 2 drives, a cd, and a tape. ATI compatible radeon 9000 agp 4x video card
The scsi disks have win nt images on them, from a previous system so I can continue running it until I get a new one with both freebsd and nt going off the sata drives. When booted, the nt system runs fine.
I configured the mobo to boot from cd first, popped in the freebsd 4.10 cd. However, it boots the nt images off the scsi disks instead.
So I unplugged the power from the scsi disks. It still wouldn't boot off the scsi cd. Is the mobo bios too dumb to recognize a scsi cd?
So I popped in a 4.10 boot floppy and tried again. Turns out the boot floppy was bad,
Boot: 0:fda(0,a)/floppy |\ Boot:
I tried to force a boot from the cd, but I'm not sure what to use for the bios device and the device ids. The CD is configured as SCSI device 6. I tried:
Boot: 1:da(6,a)/kernel -C Invalid label Invalid label No /kernel
BIOS shows the following devices:
Bus Device Function Vendor/Device Class Device Class IRQ Num Num Num
0 2 0 10DE 0067 0C03 USB 1.0/1.1 OHCI Ctlr 3 0 2 1 10DE 0067 0C03 USB 1.0/1.1 OHCI Ctlr 5 0 2 2 10DE 0068 0C03 USB 2.0 EHCI Ctrlr 10 0 4 0 10DE 0066 0200 Network ctlr 5 0 5 0 10DE 006B 0401 Multimedia Device 9 0 6 0 10DE 006A 0401 Multimedia Device 11 0 9 0 10DE 0065 0101 IDE controller 14 1 4 0 11AB 4520 0200 Network controller 5 1 6 0 104B 8130 0100 Mass Storage controller 11 1 11 0 1095 3112 0104 RAID controller 11 3 0 0 1002 4966 0300 Display controller 4 ACPI controller 9
The device on pci1 at 6.0, irq 11 is the buslogic scsi controller.
So I made new boot floppies, which booted properly. The boot and initial probe shows the following:
BIOS drive A: is disk0 BIOS drive C: is disk1 BIOS drive D: is disk2 BIOS drive E: is disk3 BIOS drive F: is disk4
(makes sense, given that the system has a floppy (A), two scsi disks (C,D or E,F) and two sata disks (ditto).)
md0: Preloaded image </mfsroot> md1: Malloc disk Using $PIR table, 12 entries at 0xc00fdea0 npx0: <math processor> on motherboard npx0: INT 16 interface pcib0: <Host to PCI bridge> on motherboard pci0: <PCI bus> on pcib0 pci0: <unknown card> vendor=0x10de, dev=0x01eb at 0.1 pci0: <unknown card> vendor=0x10de, dev=0x01ee at 0.2 pci0: <unknown card> vendor=0x10de, dev=0x01ed at 0.3 pci0: <unknown card> vendor=0x10de, dev=0x01ec at 0.4 pci0: <unknown card> vendor=0x10de, dev=0x01ef at 0.5 isab0: <PCI to ISA bridge vendor=0x10de device=0060 at device 1.0 on pci 0 isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0 pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=10de, dev=0x0064) at 1.1 irq 4 ohci0: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> mem=0xe1085000-0xe1085fff irq 3 at device 2.0 on pci0 usb0: OHCI version 1.0, legacy support usb0: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> on ohci0 usb0: USB revision 1.0 uhub0: (0x10de) OHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1 uhub0: 3 ports with 3 removable, self powered ohci1: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> mem=0xe1082000-0xe1082fff irq 5 at device 2.1 on pci0 usb1: OHCI version 1.0, legacy support usb1: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> on ohci0 usb1: USB revision 1.0 uhub1: (0x10de) OHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1 uhub1: 3 ports with 3 removable, self powered pci0: <USB controller> at 2.2 irq 10 pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=0x10de, dev=0x0066) at 4.0 irq 5 pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=0x10de, dev=0x006b) at 5.0 irq 9 pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=0x10de, dev=0x006a) at 6.0 irq 11 pcib1: <PCI to PCI bridge (vendor=0x10de, dev=0x006c)> at 8.0 on pci0 pci1: <PCI bus> on pcib1 pci1: <unknown card> (vendor=0x11ab, dev=0x4320) at 4.0 irq 5 pci1: <unknown card> (vendor=0x104b, dev=0x8130) at 6.0 irq 11 pci1: <unknown card> (vendor=0x1095, dev=0x3112) at 11.0 irq 11 atapci0: <nVIDIA nForce2 ATA 133 controller> port 0xf000-0xf00f at device 9.0 on pci0 ata0: at 0x1f0 irq 14 on atapci0 ata1: at 0x170 irq 15 on atapci0 pcib2: <PCI to PCI bridge (vendor=1-de device=01e8)> at device 30.0 on pci0 pci3: <ATI model 4966 graphics accelerator> at 0.0 irq 4 pci3: <ATI model 496e graphics accelerator> at 0.1 orm0: <Option ROMs> at iomem 0xc00000-0xcafff, 0xcc000-0xcd7ff, 0xce000-0xcdfff, 0xcf000-0xd1fff, 0xd2000-0xd67ff on isa0 pmtimer0 on isa0 fdc0: <NEC 72065B or clone> at port 0x3f0-0x3f5, 0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2 on isa0 fdc0: FIFO enabled, 8 bytes threshold fd0: <1440KB 3.5" drive> on fdc0 drive 0 atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller(18042)> at port 0x60, 0x64 on isa0 atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> flags 0x1 irq 1 on atkbdc0 kbd0 at atkbd0 psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> irq 12 on atkbdc0 psm0: model IntelliMouse Explorer, device ID 4 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> at port 0x378-0x37f irq 7 on isa0 ppc0: SMC-like chipset (ECP/EPP/PS2/NIBBLE) in COMPATIBLE mode ppc0: FIFO with 16/16/16 bytes threshold plip0: <PLIP network interface> on ppbus0 Mounting root from ufs:/dev/md0c /stand/sysinstall running as init on vty0
Freebsd isn't recognizing the buslogic controller (bt0) device (pci1, device 6.0), the sata device (pci1 device 11.0), or either of the network devices (pci0 device 4.0, pci1 device 4.0). Any ideas why not?
I went ahead and started the installation process, figuring I could at least configure the SATA drives, but when I went to do the fdisk I was informed there weren't any disks on the system.
I tried pulling the scsi adapter to see if the irq conflict was the problem, but it made no difference. The boot showed three disks instead of five, but the install still failed to get off the ground because it said there weren't any disks.
Does anyone have experience with this motherboard, in particular using sata drives? Any ideas what's going on, and how to proceed? I was hoping this was going to be relatively painless :-(
Assuming the bt0 device is recognized, what is the right thing to feed boot to boot from the CD (scsi device 6)?
One other question. The 5 pci slots have shared irqs, and the mobo docs say if the drivers for the devices installed in the pci slots don't support shared irqs, then the slots have to be allocated / left unused so that only one device is present for each shared set. Do the freebsd drivers support shared irqs?
Do I need to bag 4.10 and go with 5.3 to get this to work?
Thanks for any insights.
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