Atom won't boot

  • Hi -

    I'm using a supermicro 1u server with an atom 330 in it, 2gb memory.  pfSense 1.2.3 works fine.

    I downloaded the dec 28th snapshot of 2.0 and it boots off cd, however when it gets to this point of mounting the cd it hangs.  I'm using a usb cd drive.

    Here are the last messages on the console:

    mountroot> cd0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
    cd0: <slimtype 2="" esau208 ="" ml05="">Removeable CD-ROM SCSI-0 device
    cd0: 40.000MB/s transfers
    cd0: cd present [44285 x 2048 byte records]

    at this point it hangs.    I did try to reburn the cd to make sure it wasn't a coaster.


  • I've seen that on some hardware. It's a FreeBSD 8.0 issue when booting from USB CD, there has been some discussion on one of the FreeBSD lists recently. Try a stock FreeBSD 8.0 CD, I suspect you'll see the same.

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    If that's the same Supermicro 1U atom 330 I have, there is a PATA controller inside. Hook a CD-ROM up to that and install.

    Or install 1.2.3 and do a firmware update to 2.0.

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