[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD 8.2-RC2-x64 panic upgrading from 8.1-RELEASE

Arthur A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Sat Jan 22 08:25:52 PST 2011


> ======== Previous Message ==============
>
> 3.  Upgrade install over 8.1-RELEASE -  failed, but do not know why.  
> Installer started O.K., but returned to find the system had rebooted 
> and restarted the installer. . . . .
>
>
> ======== Follow-up re: upgrade over 8.1 failed ===
>
> The target system was HP xw8200 dual-Xeon @ 3.4 GHz, 4 Gb. RAM, Nvidia 
> 9400GT, dual-booting w/ primary boot device being an LSi SCSI disk 
> interface w/ da0s1 as windows disk and da1s1 as the 8.1 install.  
> Additionally it has two IDE drives attached as ad0 and ad1 which are 
> data only formatted UFS+S.   The system functioned well  under PCBSD 8.1.
>
> The abort-and-reboot problem is 100% repeatable.  It begins about 
> three minutes into the install while "cleaning up old files" is in 
> progress and then reboots.  I have attached a screenshot of the panic 
> screen.  Sorry I could not capture everything -- not enough lines on 
> the display.
>
> Please advise if you would like me to try anything before I attempt a 
> fresh install.
>
>
> Ian Robinson
> Salem, Ohio

Ian,

Do you know if the common stuff like BIOS and LSI firmware are current? 
I fixed some weird issues on a Poweredge 1750 once with an LSI firmware 
update.

Arthur


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