Subject: port-i386/24703: Attempts to install NetBSD/i386 1.6.2 using boot floppies, fail.
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/08/2004 04:49:16
>Number:         24703
>Category:       port-i386
>Synopsis:       Attempts to install NetBSD/i386 1.6.2 using boot floppies, fail.
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    port-i386-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Mar 08 04:50:04 UTC 2004
>Originator:     Mike Kesztler
>Release:        NetBSD/i386 1.6.2
Information is not available as we can't even get to the point of being able to issue a "uname -a" command.
When the installation of NetBSD/i386 1.6.2 is started by using the
relevant 1.44MB boot floppy images, the same thing appears on the screen
after the "device probing" stage has apparently finished (here are the
last few lines):

md0: internal 2048 Kb image area
pciide0:0:0: lost interrupt
type: ata tc_bcount: 512 tc_skip:0
pciide0:0:0: bus-master dma error: missing interrupt, status=0x61

At this point, the process hangs, with no further messages and no Main
Menu Install Screen (sysinst).  This is why it isn't possible to issue
any commands to get further information.

The machine in question is Intel based, with the following specifics:
- Gigabyte GA-8S648FX motherboard
- Intel Celeron 2.4GHz processor
- 512MB PC3200 DDR memory
- 80GB Western Digital ATA/100 Hard Disk Drive

I don't know whether this is enough information, and am happy to provide
anything else required.

In case it is of any value at all, Windows XP, Slackware Linux 9.1, and
FreeBSD 5.2-RELEASE are installed and run on this machine.  However,
FreeBSD 4.9-RELEASE seems to exhibit the same problem as NetBSD during
installation, in that the system hangs and never gets to the inital
Installation Screen.
Boot up NetBSD/i386 1.6.2 using the relevant boot floppies at: