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

Soren Kristensen soren at soekris.com
Wed Nov 5 19:15:00 UTC 2003


Hi Adrian & List,

Adrian Steinmann wrote:

> 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 will investigate. You should be able to reboot from the comBIOS 
console, that seems to always work here.


Regards,


Soren


> 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 ;-)
> _______________________________________________
> Adrian Steinmann  Apollostrasse 21  8032 Zurich
>   Tel +41 1 380 30 83   Mailto:ast at marabu.ch
> 
> 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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