[Soekris] net6501 won't cold boot (will reboot without problems)

Michael Sierchio kudzu at tenebras.com
Thu Sep 12 19:50:45 CEST 2013

I have a net6501 that will not boot properly from power-on. It's the only
one in my stable of many net6501-70s that will not do so.

This is with FreeBSD 9.1, but same behavior is observed with other (older)
versions.  There is no difference when fastboot is disabled or enabled, so
I've disabled it here for brevity.  If I press Enter at the boot prompt, it
boots (the default works).  This same mSATA drive will autoboot on all the
other boxes I have.

Has anyone run across this before?  It doesn't do it every time, but having
a box that doesn't reliably boot after a power event is - er - suboptimal.

- M

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comBIOS ver. 1.41c  20121115  Copyright (C) 2000-2011 Soekris Engineering.


2048 Mbyte Memory                        CPU Atom E6xx 1600 Mhz

SATA AHCI BIOS ver. 0.61 20121115  Copyright (C) 2003-2011 Intel Corporation

Controller Bus#02, Device#06, Function#00: 02 Ports, 01 Devices
  Port-00: Hard Disk, INTEL SSDMAEXC020G3
  Port-01: No device detected

Soekris USB Expansion ROM ver. 1.01  20111203

Initializing Intel(R) Boot Agent GE v1.3.72
PXE 2.1 Build 089 (WfM 2.0)

   Seconds to automatic boot.   Press Ctrl-P for entering Monitor.
FreeBSD/x86 boot
Default: 0:ad(0p2)/boot/loader
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