Subject: Re: boot -c hangs and seeking live CD
To: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Juan RP <email@example.com>
Date: 11/21/2007 01:04:25
On Tue, 20 Nov 2007 18:00:50 -0600 (CST)
"Jeremy C. Reed" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > My main system died. It was running NetBSD/i386 HEAD from around
> > > September.
> > >
> > > I tried booting the 2.5 disk on an amd64 system and the keyboard
> > > didn't work. (Known problem with open PRs.) So I tried to boot with
> > > "boot -c" so I could "disable ohci" which has been my fix in the past.
> > >
> > > But "boot -c" just hung.
> > >
> > > Anyone seen that?
> > The disk you are using has an i386 installation? and were you using
> > vesafb?
> Yes, it is i386. And yes it has vesafb. (I have been using it for over a
> year fine on the i386 system.) This i386 disk appeared to boot fine on
> the amd64 system but I couldn't type at the Unix login prompt. So I
> powercycled and I tried to do "boot -c" at the loader, but that did
> nothing (it appeared to hang). I tried a few times.
It's a known bug, userconf (boot -c) doesn't work with vesafb. I have sent
a PR about this a while ago.
Juan Romero Pardines - The NetBSD Project
http://plog.xtrarom.org - NetBSD/pkgsrc news in Spanish