Bug #1521

amd64 2.4 livecd won't mount root at boot

Added by bolapara almost 5 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

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Hello,

I've got an x64 machine with an ich9 sata disk controller. With the
i386 live dvd, I can boot the live system all the way and perform an
installation. With x64, it will boot no further than trying to mount
the rootfs from the live cd and will fail and drop me to the
mountroot> prompt. I then tried to manually mount each of the
available devices and got nothing but error code 22. I've attached
the boot logs in order to help debug. I did jump on IRC and talk to a
few people but it boiled down to the suggestion to send a report to
this address. Thanks!

Josh

bootlogx64.gz (3.56 KB) bolapara, 09/18/2009 11:11 PM

History

#1 Updated by dillon almost 5 years ago

:Hello,
:
:I've got an x64 machine with an ich9 sata disk controller. With the
:i386 live dvd, I can boot the live system all the way and perform an
:installation. With x64, it will boot no further than trying to mount
:the rootfs from the live cd and will fail and drop me to the
:mountroot> prompt. I then tried to manually mount each of the
:available devices and got nothing but error code 22. I've attached
:the boot logs in order to help debug. I did jump on IRC and talk to a
:few people but it boiled down to the suggestion to send a report to
:this address. Thanks!
:
:Josh

Ok, after having a conversation on IRC Josh got the i386 gui dvd
installed and working but we were not able to figure out why the
64-bit CD ISO was unable to mount the CD root on his particular box.
We have some ideas on the matter but no solution at the moment.

-Matt

#2 Updated by tpreitzel almost 5 years ago

Matt,

I should have mentioned previously in the other thread that I was attempting to
use the 64 bit CD also when the boot failed and terminated in the debugger. I'm
looking forward to a fix, hopefully a patch against the 64 bit ISO because I
have limited bandwidth. TIA!

#3 Updated by dillon almost 5 years ago

We've found the issue with USB disk keys on 64-bit not working. ACPI
was not preloading properly. And it is possible that the missing ACPI
might also be responsible for the CD/DVD problems.

I should have a new ISO and usb disk key image for 64-bit available for
test in another day or two. I don't have a binary diff though.

-Matt

#4 Updated by corecode almost 5 years ago

Matthew Dillon wrote:
> We've found the issue with USB disk keys on 64-bit not working. ACPI
> was not preloading properly. And it is possible that the missing ACPI
> might also be responsible for the CD/DVD problems.
>
> I should have a new ISO and usb disk key image for 64-bit available for
> test in another day or two. I don't have a binary diff though.

amd64 snapshots are already building. I'm still smoothing out the
infrastructure, but so far it is looking good. If there is demand, we
could look into binary diffs, but I doubt many people would use it.

cheers
simon

#5 Updated by tpreitzel almost 5 years ago

Although, the diff would help me, don't waste your time if the demand isn't
there. I can wait until mid October to download an updated ISO. I just need
DragonFly to boot on a 64 bit machine. ;) Thanks, guys, for your work.

#6 Updated by dillon almost 5 years ago

I have put two test files up which fix the ACPI issue and *might*
have a positive effect on cd/dvd detection. Fixing ACPI also
means that usb mass storage will probably work.

http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/~dillon/dfly-amd64-2.4.0B_REL.img.gz
http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/~dillon/dfly-amd64-2.4.0B_REL.iso.gz

MD5 (dfly-amd64-2.4.0B_REL.img.gz) = e9237967784da2f9af2b83162ed674ea
MD5 (dfly-amd64-2.4.0B_REL.iso.gz) = b40f9ae247d0fad81b04917519b698df
MD5 (dfly-amd64-2.4.0B_REL.img) = fcce93084b073e239961791b834b268e
MD5 (dfly-amd64-2.4.0B_REL.iso) = a221a00678e27d0950c3fe40ca91642c

Sorry, not a binary diff. leaf is not on a fast network so it might
take some time to download.

These aren't official, just snapshots off of the release branch.

-Matt

#7 Updated by matthias almost 5 years ago

* Matthew Dillon wrote:
>
> Sorry, not a binary diff. leaf is not on a fast network so it might
> take some time to download.

I mirrored the ISO image on a faster machine here (1Gbps):

http://www.mathematik.uni-marburg.de/~schmidtm/dfly-amd64-2.4.0B_REL.iso.gz

Cheers

Matthias

#8 Updated by tuxillo about 3 years ago

Can you please try latest master?

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