APU1d stuck on 0000:7c00



  • Hello,

    I'm having an issue with installing pfsense on a PCengines APU board (APU1D).
    Specs:
    CPU: AMD G series T40E
    DRAM: 2GB
    Storage: 16GB m-SATA SSD

    I used the following image "pfSense-2.1.5-RELEASE-1g-amd64-nanobsd-20140825-0744.img", and put it on a 2gb SD card, using the following command:

    dd if=/Users/me/Downloads/pfSense-2.1.5-RELEASE-1g-amd64-nanobsd-20140825-0744.img of=/dev/rdisk1s1 obs=64k

    I read on another thread that you have to switch to 9600 bad rate to see pfsense boot, I did that and tried starting it up at 9600 from the very beginning. Neither worked and spouted gibberish and got stuck at one point.

    I've also tried the same procedure with USB drives also with the appropriate image and got the same results. Not sure why it's not booting.

    here is my output at baud 115200:

    PC Engines APU BIOS build date: Apr  5 2014
    Reading data from file [bootorder]
    SeaBIOS (version ?-20140405_120742-frink)
    SeaBIOS (version ?-20140405_120742-frink)
    Found coreboot cbmem console @ 7e150400
    Found mainboard PC Engines APU
    Relocating init from 0x000e8e71 to 0x7e1065e0 (size 39259)
    Found CBFS header at 0xfffffb90
    found file "bootorder" in cbmem
    CPU Mhz=1001
    Found 27 PCI devices (max PCI bus is 05)
    Copying PIR from 0x7e160400 to 0x000f27a0
    Copying MPTABLE from 0x7e161400/7e161410 to 0x000f25b0 with length 1ec
    Copying ACPI RSDP from 0x7e162400 to 0x000f2590
    Copying SMBIOS entry point from 0x7e16d800 to 0x000f2570
    Using pmtimer, ioport 0x808
    Scan for VGA option rom
    EHCI init on dev 00:12.2 (regs=0xf7f08420)
    Found 1 lpt ports
    Found 2 serial ports
    AHCI controller at 11.0, iobase f7f08000, irq 11
    EHCI init on dev 00:13.2 (regs=0xf7f08520)
    EHCI init on dev 00:16.2 (regs=0xf7f08620)
    Searching bootorder for: /pci@i0cf8/@11/drive@0/disk@0
    AHCI/0: registering: "AHCI/0: SATA SSD ATA-10 Hard-Disk (15272 MiBytes)"
    Searching bootorder for: /rom@img/setup
    Searching bootorder for: /rom@img/memtest
    OHCI init on dev 00:12.0 (regs=0xf7f04000)
    OHCI init on dev 00:13.0 (regs=0xf7f05000)
    OHCI init on dev 00:14.5 (regs=0xf7f06000)
    OHCI init on dev 00:16.0 (regs=0xf7f07000)
    Searching bootorder for: /pci@i0cf8/usb@16,2/storage@1/
    @0/@0,0
    Searching bootorder for: /pci@i0cf8/usb@16,2/usb-
    @1
    USB MSC vendor='Multiple' product='Card  Reader' rev='1.00' type=0 removable=1
    USB MSC blksize=512 sectors=3862528
    All threads complete.
    Scan for option roms
    Running option rom at c000:0003

    iPXE (http://ipxe.org) 00:00.0 C000 PCI2.10 PnP PMMpmm call arg1=1
    pmm call arg1=0
    +7E0E94B0pmm call arg1=1
    pmm call arg1=0
    +7E0494B0 C000

    Searching bootorder for: /rom@genroms/pxeboot.rom

    Build date: Apr  5 2014
    System memory size: 2017 MB

    Press F12 for boot menu.

    Searching bootorder for: HALT
    drive 0x000f24d0: PCHS=0/0/0 translation=lba LCHS=957/64/63 s=3862528
    drive 0x000f2500: PCHS=16383/16/63 translation=lba LCHS=1024/255/63 s=31277232
    Space available for UMB: c1000-ee800, f0000-f24d0
    Returned 245760 bytes of ZoneHigh
    e820 map has 6 items:
      0: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 = 1 RAM
      1: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 = 2 RESERVED
      2: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 = 2 RESERVED
      3: 0000000000100000 - 000000007e14c000 = 1 RAM
      4: 000000007e14c000 - 000000007f000000 = 2 RESERVED
      5: 00000000f8000000 - 00000000f9000000 = 2 RESERVED
    enter handle_19:
      NULL
    Booting from Hard Disk…
    Booting from 0000:7c00



  • Bump? If anybody needs any more information that might allow you to assist me please don't hesitate to ask.


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    You have an SSD.  You should be installing the full image.  The only question is how you boot the installer.

    USB thumbdrive is the obvious choice, USB CD is probably second.

    USB thumbdrive:

    ![Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 12.11.36 AM.png](/public/imported_attachments/1/Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 12.11.36 AM.png)
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  • Netgate Administrator

    It should boot that Nano image from an SD card but that won't allow you to install the SSD if that's what you're trying to do. Searching here the common cause of that is an incorrectly written card.
    What OS are you using to write the image? It looks like you're writing to a slice on the card rather than the entire card. Try using:

    dd if=/Users/me/Downloads/pfSense-2.1.5-RELEASE-1g-amd64-nanobsd-20140825-0744.img of=/dev/rdisk1 obs=64k
    

    Assuming /dev/rdisk1 is your sd card.

    Steve



  • @stephenw10:

    It should boot that Nano image from an SD card but that won't allow you to install the SSD if that's what you're trying to do. Searching here the common cause of that is I corretly written card.
    What OS are you using to write the image? It looks like you're writing to a slice on the card rather than the entire card. Try using:

    dd if=/Users/me/Downloads/pfSense-2.1.5-RELEASE-1g-amd64-nanobsd-20140825-0744.img of=/dev/rdisk1 obs=64k
    

    Assuming /dev/rdisk1 is your sd card.

    Steve

    @Derelict:

    You have an SSD.  You should be installing the full image.  The only question is how you boot the installer.

    USB thumbdrive is the obvious choice, USB CD is probably second.

    USB thumbdrive:

    After recreating the USB boot drive with something else that isn't dd it worked. So that seemed to be the issue. Thanks for the ideas.


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