[Soekris] Problem with booting on a net4511

Deling Ren rende at eecs.oregonstate.edu
Wed Oct 12 20:43:27 UTC 2005

I just tried another CF card and it seems that the problem is now  
gone. So it must be the CF card. Weird. I am happy with the other CF  
card and won't fight with it :). In case anyone would be interested,  
the problem card is a Viking 512MB. Thank you all for the suggestions.


On Oct 12, 2005, at 1:17 PM, Stuart Henderson wrote:

> --On 12 October 2005 12:05 -0700, Deling Ren wrote:
>> Greetings! I have recently installed an OpenBSD 3.7 on a net4511
>> using flashdist script. It works fine except that it has problem
>> booting after a reset. Cold boot works fine. But if I reboot the
>> machine, it automatically tries to boot off PXE without looking up
>> the compact flash card. I tried to enter comBIOS monitor and issued
>> command "boot", but it seems that the file system can't be found by
>> the loader:
> ...
>> Any suggestion will be appreciated!
> If you're using a custom kernel, try generic.
> Have you tried more than one brand of flashcard?
> If that still fails, try a standard OpenBSD install onto a flash  
> card (you don't need an especially expensive card to hold etc, bin  
> and the kernel). PXE-boot is probably the simplest way.
> If a standard install with the generic kernel still fails, maybe  
> it's worthing posting to openbsd-misc with more information  
> (including a complete dmesg - don't trim it).

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