can't boot where should I look?

Dave Leimbach leimySPAM2k at
Tue Apr 13 22:18:02 PDT 2004

David Rhodus <drhodus at xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Apr 13, 2004, at 10:38 PM, Dave Leimbach wrote:
> > I've not been able to boot FreeBSD of any flavor or fork or OpenBSD
> > on my
> > hardware.
> >
> > I've got an Asus A7N8X-Deluxe motherboard.
> >
> > I'd like to take a shot at playing around with the kernel debugger
> > and try to
> > find out what's happening but as I've never done it before I am not
> > sure
> > what sort of stuff to look for.
> >
> > Dave
> I take it that this is not the same board you've been having
> problems with for the past several months  ?

Yeah. it's the same board..  The thing is it's really stable in linux and
older versions of FreeBSD [like 5.1] this makes me think something in
the later FreeBSD kernels isn't liking the board.

> Can you give a little more information about the place the DragonFly
> CD seems to make it to. Perhaps at the loader type 'boot -v' and that
> may help give us some more indication of the problem.

it stops at:

acd0: <SONY DVD-ROM DDU1612/DYS1> DVD-ROM drive at ata1 as master
acd0: read 6890KB/s (36026KB/s), 512KB buffer, PIO4
acd0: Reads: CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA stream, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, packet
acd0: Writes:
acd0: Audio, play, 256 volume levels
acd0: Mechanism: ejectable tray, unlocked
acd0: Medium: CD-ROM 120mm data disc
(probe2:ata1:0:0:0): INQUIRY, CDB: 12 1 80 0 ff 0
(probe2:ata1:0:0:0): ILLEGAL REQUEST asc:24,0
(probe2:ata1:0:0:0): Invalid field in CDB
[the above "probe" messages repeat one more time]

> Are you trying to boot off the SATA ? If or even if not it could be the
> nForce chipset on the board doing something odd.

SATA is disabled via jumper on the motherboard.  I updated this to the 
latest available BIOS revision and that hasn't seemed to work.

> -DR

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