Attempting to install FreeBSD 9.0 on a Dell PowerEdge 1500SC with Perc
controller. The machine has a 1133MHz processor, 2.6GB of memory, and a
single 73GB SCSI hard disk. The machine was running Windows 2000 Server
just fine; but that OS is out of date. The desire is for FreeBSD to take
over the entire machine.
During the install, a message appears referring to the an interrupt.
The traceback is:
#0 0xc0a4b157 at kdb_backtrace+0x47
#1 0xc0a186b7 at panic+0x117
#2 0xc0d48cf3 at trapfatal+0x323
#3 0xc0d49d22 at trap+0x652
#4 0xc0d32a8c at calltrap+0x6
#5 0xc0d59791 at delay+0x91
#6 0xc09c1100 at pnp_identify+0x150
#7 0xc0a434cf at bus_generic_probe+0x5f
#8 0xc09bff34 at isa_probe_children+0x14
#9 0xc0d3161d at configure+0x1d
#10 0xc09caeac at mi_startup+0xac
#11 0xc0482675 at begin+0x2c
Since I cannot get the computer started, I cannot try more exotic
approaches such as rebuild world. What do I need to do to load FreeBSD
9.0 on this machine?
My guess is FreeBSD is trying to load a component, or probe for a device,
The computer is clean, has an empty hard disk (no RAID, just a single
hard disk). The Perc controller has this configured as a RAID0 (single
disk). The BIOS recognizes and is controlling the hard disk. It is
possible to add a second disk, and set up a RAID 1 (mirror), but this
didn't work either.
The CDROM drive is a LiteOn iHAP422-98 EIDE 22x CD/DVD burner. It is
recognized by BIOS also, and the FreeBSD DVD launches from it. The Video
is an EVGA F6200 PCI card with 512MB of memory in one of the two standard
PCI slots. Other than the SCSI card in one of the PCI-64bit slots, there
are no add-ins in the machine.
I've attempted to use the 64-bit versions as well; and the AMD-64 fails
similar to above. The IA-64 won't even start.
I've used FreeBSD in many other desktops, and have been very pleased
with its performance and stability. I'd really like to use it in this
machine as well, as my anticipation is it would be a stellar performer.
Any assistance you could provide to help me install FreeBSD on this
machine will be greatly appreciated.
How-To-Repeat: Insert the CD with FreeBSD-9.0-RELEASE-i386-bootonly.iso, and start the
Dell PowerEdge 1500SC
Same result with CD FreeBSD-9.0-RELEASE-amd64-bootonly.iso
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