I'm trying to install FreeBSD 7.0 on my IBM eServer x225 (8647-5CG)
(1x Xeon 2.8GHz(512KB), 2x 2048MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM (ecc), 2x 74GB 10K rpm
U320 HDD, Ultra320 SCSI LSI 1030 controller, 48x CD-ROM, Broadcom NetXtreme
10/100/1000 Integrated Ethernet, ATI Rage XL)
The server/drives runs fine under windows 2003 and ubuntu server but the
FreeBSD installation just halts.
CD: disk1 from 6.2, 7.0,
CD: bootonly from 7.0-stable, 8.0-current
They all end the same, cds with an infinite loop of numbers, floppys with
BTX Halted and a lot of numbers.
int=0000000d err=00000000 efl=00010006 eip=000219b2
eax=000219ac ebx=00000000 ecx=c0000080 edx=000587d8
esi=0003e007 edi=00000000 ebp=0008fcbc esp=00099c88
cs=0008 ds=0010 es=0010 fs=0010 gs=0010 ss=0010
cs:eip=0f 32 0d 00 01 00 00 0f-30 0f 20 e0 83 c8 30 0f
22 e0 b8 00 c0 03 00 0f-22 d8 0f 20 c0 0d 00 00
ss:esp=90 95 00 00 00 80 fc 00-00 90 fc 00 07 e0 03 00
00 00 00 00 07 d0 03 00-00 00 00 00 cc 87 05 00
The only difference is when i boot from 7.0-STABLE-200804-i386-bootonly.iso,
or 8.0-CURRENT-200807-i386-bootonly.iso, then i see
BTX loader 1.00 BTX version is 1.02
Consoles: internal video/keyboard
BIOS CD is cd0
BIOS drive A: is disk0
Then it stops.
If i remove both the harddrives i can boot into the freebsd installer,
but as there are no drives, there is nowhere to install.
Atleast when i started with the floppys it detected drive1 and 2 before BTX
I asked on questions@ and i was suggested to compile and boot a different
kernel on the machine.
There are three ways for me to do this, there are IDE-slots in it so i can
probably find an old IDE drive somewhere and install. I have access to a
rocketraid pci-x card for sata drives (might add yet another problem to the
machine) or i can do it with a usb-attached sata/ide drive. I'm guessing the
straight IDE approach is the best.
What i need to know is how to compile a different kernel, where do i find
drivers for the LSI 1030 SCSI-controller? What i see in the old kernel.conf
for freebsd 6.0 (or is it 6.2) contains
device mpt # LSI-Logic MPT-Fusion
device mfi # LSI MegaRAID SAS
I have no idea what they are but SAS is serial attached sata isn't it? And
if they're uncommented it should mean that they're active and that they're
most likely actually already running in the kernel i'm trying to boot from
the installation cd? Can i get other drivers/modules or whatever they're
When i've compiled the new kernel, how do i transfer it to a cd so i can
boot the installation with it?
I hope i make any sense with my questions.
Thanks in advance :)