Subject: Re: current not booting on shark?
To: Martin Husemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Richard Earnshaw <email@example.com>
Date: 12/11/2003 10:36:52
> I know this comes up every now and then, and usually is (suposedly) caused
> by bugs in the firmware making it impossible to boot from some parts of
> the disk - I've seen that before and always was able to recover by copying
> the kernel(s) again.
> This time it is pretty persistent:
> Rebooting with command: boot
> Boot device: /isa/ide/disk@0:\netbsd.aout Arguments:
> Data Abort
> ok boot disk:\netbsd.aout.old
> DNARD Rev. 5, 08:00:2b:81:62:5e , 96 MB memory
> Open Firmware Built February 25, 1998 17:19:25
> Copyright 1997 FirmWorks All Rights Reserved
> Rebooting with command: boot disk:\netbsd.aout.old
> Boot device: /isa/ide/disk@0:\netbsd.aout.old Arguments:
> [ Kernel symbol table missing! ]
> Copyright (c) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
> The NetBSD Foundation, Inc. All rights reserved.
> Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993
> The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
> NetBSD 1.6ZF (DROWSY) #2: Sat Nov 29 18:02:52 CET 2003
> and I made sure the kernels end up early on the disk:
> ls -lisa /netbsd*
> 3 1512 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 1539899 Dec 10 21:44 /netbsd*
> 5 1424 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 1447034 Dec 10 21:44 /netbsd.aout*
> 7 1392 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 1414744 Nov 29 18:23 /netbsd.aout.old*
> 11 1480 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 1502937 Nov 29 18:23 /netbsd.old*
> So, have I just been unlicky a few times in a row or is the -current kernel
> realy broken?
I don't recall ever seeing this on my shark. How large a disk do you
have? And what is the geometry of the root partition?
My firmware is dated September 04, 1998; it's one CGD made available to me.