[Soekris] NET5501 Boot Problem
Wim Vandeputte Mailing list only
bunbun at kd85.com
Thu Sep 25 09:47:35 UTC 2008
this is a welknown bug in the BIOS
What was your previous version where it did work? 1.32i?
On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 10:18:28PM -0400, Tom Mazzotta wrote:
> After several months of not using my NET5501, I upgraded the BIOS to
> 1.33c in preparation of installing FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE. Using PXE, I
> installed to a Hard Drive (ATA i/f) that previously ran FreeBSD 6.2 in
> the 5501.
> The install worked fine, however, after doing a cold restart, I noticed
> that the boot process would "hang" for about 20sec before recognizing
> the HD, then boot FreeBSD. In this situation, the o/s would ultimately
> fail to mount the root fs. If I then hit the RESET switch, I can usually
> get the system to fully boot... sometimes I need to hit RESET twice to
> get it to work.
> Once FreeBSD is running, I can issue a "reboot" command at an o/s
> command prompt and the system bounces as expected.
> There are a few very similar reports in the list archive, although it
> seems that they all were using CF cards. Do all 5501's flashed w/ 1.33c
> behave this way, or is this problem limited to a bad batch of system
> boards? Does Soekris believe the problems are caused by the storage
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