|Subject:||can't boot MSI p6n-sli (nforce 650i) system|
|Date:||Feb 29, 2008 1:58:37 am|
Sorry about the repeat.
On Thu, 28 Feb 2008, Cameron wrote:
I'm unable to successfully boot FreeBSD 7.0R for amd64 on my MSI p6n-sli motherboard (nvidia 650i chipset). I don't have a dmesg to show at the the moment (though I may be able to get one). This is a quad core system
Disabling apic doesn't help, in fact the boot process doesn't even get as far when apic is disabled (it just gets stuck mounting md0 or something like that). Disabling acpi seems to have the same result as disabling apic.
It gets stuck right after it brings up the remaining 3 cores (seems to always bring them up in the order of 3, 1, and 2 if that matters).
Just before bringing up the cores it detects my LSI Logic SATA 150-4 raid controller (I doubt the controller itself is the problem, maybe it's an issue with the amd64 version of this controller).
Turning on verbosity doesn't really seem to tell me anything more other than after the 3 remaining cores are brought up, I get a single line message along the lines of:
amr0: new geom (something very similiar to that).
Where amr0 refers to the LSI Logic sata raid controller (obviously).
Seems other people have had trouble with FreeBSD and the 650 chipset with the nforce ide and/or sata controller. Interestingly if I reset the machine without first powering down and attempt to boot Linux, the boot gets stuck and fails with this message slowly repeated over and over: hda: interrupt lost (hda is the first primary IDE drive of course)
This message ONLY happens if attempt to boot the FreeBSD 7.0R CD and simply press the reset button (which seems to indicate it's not my raid controller). I have not got this message on this system prior to this.
Interestingly I tried NetBSD 4.0 a little ways back and it seemed to have trouble readin the disk geomtry of the first primary IDE drive (I believe the FreeBSD driver is based on the NetBSD driver or vice versa).
Hope I've provided enough useful information (except a dmesg for now).
Has anyone else had trouble with FreeBSD on nforce 650i based motherboards? How about just my MSI p6n-sli board? Should I try FreeBSD for i386 to see if that makes any difference?
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