[Soekris] FreeBSD reboot from loader hangs on newer net4501/net4801 hardware

Adrian Steinmann ast at marabu.ch
Wed Nov 5 08:36:28 UTC 2003


Yes, reboot from comBIOS and from FreeBSD-stable "/sbin/reboot"
both work flawlessly on the newer net4501 and net4801.

Only reboot from "ok" prompt (FreeBSD -stable loader) doesn't work.

I now just upgraded one of my *old* net4501 from bios_115.bin to
b4501_122.bin with the effect that now reboot *neither* from comBIOS
nor from FreeBSD loader works anymore... [/sbin/reboot luckily still
works].

When I reboot the older net4501 from comBIOS, I usually get a
"16" before the hang (without a trailing newline) - see below.

I'm using the same type of SanDisk SDCFB-64 CF in all boxes (albeit
those were also bought at different times).

Adrian (who now can't downgrade his old net4501 to bios_115.bin anymore ;-)
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For the record, an older net4501 with latest comBIOS:
comBIOS ver. 1.22  20031029  Copyright (C) 2000-2003 Soekris Engineering.

Soekris Engineering net4501

0064 Mbyte Memory                        CPU 80486 135 Mhz

Pri Mas  SanDisk SDCFB-64                LBA 490-8-32  62 Mbyte

PXE-M00: BootManage UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 082)

Slot   Vend Dev  ClassRev Cmd  Stat CL LT HT  Base1    Base2   Int
-------------------------------------------------------------------
0:00:0 1022 3000 06000000 0006 2280 00 00 00 00000000 00000000 00
0:16:0 13A3 0012 0B400001 0116 0280 10 3C 00 A0000000 A0001000 10
0:18:0 100B 0020 02000000 0107 0290 00 3F 00 0000E001 A0002000 11
0:19:0 100B 0020 02000000 0107 0290 00 3F 00 0000E101 A0003000 05
0:20:0 100B 0020 02000000 0107 0290 00 3F 00 0000E201 A0004000 09

 4 Seconds to automatic boot.   Press Ctrl-P for entering Monitor.

comBIOS Monitor.   Press ? for help.

> reboot
16HANGS HERE

... and from loader:
FreeBSD/i386 bootstrap loader, Revision 0.8
(root at haven.hypernet.ch, Thu Sep 25 11:01:00 GMT 2003)
Loading /boot/defaults/loader.conf
/kernel text=0x1940c0 data=0x1de3c+0x1c108 syms=[0x4+0x27ac0+0x4+0x2f3c8]

Hit [Enter] to boot immediately, or any other key for command prompt.


Type '?' for a list of commands, 'help' for more detailed help.
ok reboot
Rebooting...
HANGS HERE

[ I also tried a FreeBSD 4.9 version of the loader to no avail]



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