[Soekris] Reboot stop in monitor on specific CF Card brand

Nick Hibma nick at anywi.com
Mon Mar 19 13:49:53 UTC 2007


After booting FreeBSD 6-STABLE succesfully, typing in reboot leads 
eventually to a prompt from the monitor. Cold boots always succeed, warm 
boots (reboot) always fail (even when you type in reboot on the monitor 
prompt).

comBIOS ver. 1.28  20050527  Copyright (C) 2000-2005 Soekris Engineering.

net45xx

0064 Mbyte Memory                        CPU 80486 133 Mhz

Pri Mas  TOSHIBA THNCF256MDG             LBA 978-16-32  250 Mbyte

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
0:16:0 168C 0013 02000001 0116 0290 10 3C 00 A0000000 00000000 10
0:17:0 104C AC51 06070000 0107 0210 10 3F 82 A0010000 020000A0 11
0:17:1 104C AC51 06070000 0107 0210 10 3F 82 A0011000 020000A0 11
0:18:0 100B 0020 02000000 0107 0290 00 3F 00 0000E101 A0012000 05
0:19:0 100B 0020 02000000 0107 0290 00 3F 00 0000E201 A0013000 09

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

No Boot device available, enter monitor.


comBIOS Monitor.   Press ? for help.

> show

ConSpeed = 19200
ConLock = Enabled
ConMute = Disabled
BIOSentry = Enabled
PCIROMS = Enabled
PXEBoot = Disabled
FLASH = Primary
BootDelay = 5
FastBoot = Disabled
BootPartition = Disabled
BootDrive = 80 FF FF FF
ShowPCI = Enabled
Reset = Hard

> boot

1 FreeBSD
2 FreeBSD

Default: 1


and the OS boots fine!

This problem keeps on reoccurring on various flash cards and is annoying as 
there seems to be no reliable way of knowing which cards work. We've had 
problems with SanDisk cards starting to report read/write problems requiring 
a reboot of the OS. That made us switch to Kingston, but now the second 
batch of cards produces problems on reboot (multiple CF cards, ~ 5 
installed).

Nick
AnyWi Technologies 



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