Subject: port-sparc/25400: NetBSD 2.0 panics during sparc installation
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 04/30/2004 04:10:24
>Number:         25400
>Category:       port-sparc
>Synopsis:       NetBSD 2.0 panics during sparc installation
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    port-sparc-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Apr 30 04:11:00 UTC 2004
>Originator:     Zach Dykstra
>Release:        netbsd-2-0/200404240000/sparc/
I downloaded the contents of
and followed the directions in the FAQ to make a bootable CD. The target machine is an SS20, with two processors, and 96mb of ram. The machine has two drives attached to the SCA backplane - a 1gb drive and a 2gb drive.

The installer is able to find both drives, and after I setup my partitions, it newfs's them properly. After selecting the installation source (cdrom) I continue with the install using the progress bar method. During the base.tgz package installation, the machine panics.  Until I can get an adapter, I can't snag the information off the machine via serial cable. However, before the SS20 resets itself, I see it trying to bring back esp1 back, and it is unable to do so. I will submit a detailed crash log tommorow after I get an adapter for my serial cable.
Detailed above, and in the next PR.