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Offline Hyarion

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Not auto booting from harddrive. Have to manually choose partition
« on: September 14, 2011, 10:08:13 am »
I've installed pfsense and for some reason no matter what I try it does not autoboot.  It starts bootup and then stops and asks for "Manual root filesystem specification:".

Unlike every other post I can find for either pfsense or freebsd on that message, I do not have any error about trying to load the file system.  If I manually type in "ufs:ad0s1a" it then boots up.

I've checked the /etc/fstab file and everything is correct in there.  (shows ad0s1a for root filesystem and ad0s1b for swap).

I've searched google for hours with no luck.  I've changed bios settings relating to the harddrive settings sata/ide/etc.

Below is the output of my dmesg.boot.  If anyone can please shed some light on how I can resolve this I would be very grateful.

Copyright (c) 1992-2009 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
   The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.
FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE-p5 #0: Sun Dec  6 22:57:48 EST 2009
    sullrich@FreeBSD_7.2_pfSense_1.2.3_snaps.pfsense.org:/usr/obj.pfSense/usr/pfSensesrc/src/sys/pfSense.7
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU          6420  @ 2.13GHz (2133.35-MHz 686-class CPU)
  Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x6f6  Stepping = 6
  Features=0xbfebfbff<FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,APIC,SEP,MTRR,PGE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,PSE36,CLFLUSH,DTS,ACPI,MMX,FXSR,SSE,SSE2,SS,HTT,TM,PBE>
  Features2=0xe3bd<SSE3,DTES64,MON,DS_CPL,VMX,EST,TM2,SSSE3,CX16,xTPR,PDCM>
  AMD Features=0x20000000<LM>
  AMD Features2=0x1<LAHF>
  Cores per package: 2
real memory  = 3212443648 (3063 MB)
avail memory = 3137810432 (2992 MB)
ACPI APIC Table: <A M I  OEMAPIC >
FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 2 CPUs
 cpu0 (BSP): APIC ID:  0
 cpu1 (AP): APIC ID:  1
ioapic0 <Version 2.0> irqs 0-23 on motherboard
wlan: mac acl policy registered
kbd1 at kbdmux0
cryptosoft0: <software crypto> on motherboard
padlock0: No ACE support.
acpi0: <A M I OEMRSDT> on motherboard
acpi0: [ITHREAD]
acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
acpi0: reservation of 0, a0000 (3) failed
acpi0: reservation of 100000, bf700000 (3) failed
Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000
acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x808-0x80b on acpi0
pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
pci0: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib0
vgapci0: <VGA-compatible display> port 0xb400-0xb407 mem 0xcfc80000-0xcfcfffff,0xd0000000-0xdfffffff,0xcfc40000-0xcfc7ffff irq 16 at device 2.0 on pci0
agp0: <Intel 82945G (945G GMCH) SVGA controller> on vgapci0
agp0: detected 7932k stolen memory
agp0: aperture size is 256M
pcib1: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> irq 16 at device 28.0 on pci0
pci2: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib1
uhci0: <UHCI (generic) USB controller> port 0xb800-0xb81f irq 20 at device 29.0 on pci0
uhci0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
uhci0: [ITHREAD]
usb0: <UHCI (generic) USB controller> on uhci0
usb0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0: <Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1> on usb0
uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhci1: <UHCI (generic) USB controller> port 0xc000-0xc01f irq 17 at device 29.1 on pci0
uhci1: [GIANT-LOCKED]
uhci1: [ITHREAD]
usb1: <UHCI (generic) USB controller> on uhci1
usb1: USB revision 1.0
uhub1: <Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1> on usb1
uhub1: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhci2: <UHCI (generic) USB controller> port 0xc400-0xc41f irq 18 at device 29.2 on pci0
uhci2: [GIANT-LOCKED]
uhci2: [ITHREAD]
usb2: <UHCI (generic) USB controller> on uhci2
usb2: USB revision 1.0
uhub2: <Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1> on usb2
uhub2: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhci3: <UHCI (generic) USB controller> port 0xc800-0xc81f irq 19 at device 29.3 on pci0
uhci3: [GIANT-LOCKED]
uhci3: [ITHREAD]
usb3: <UHCI (generic) USB controller> on uhci3
usb3: USB revision 1.0
uhub3: <Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1> on usb3
uhub3: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
pcib2: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 30.0 on pci0
pci1: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib2
fxp0: <Intel 82559 Pro/100 Ethernet> port 0xd400-0xd43f mem 0xcff9f000-0xcff9ffff,0xcfe00000-0xcfefffff irq 21 at device 9.0 on pci1
miibus0: <MII bus> on fxp0
inphy0: <i82555 10/100 media interface> PHY 1 on miibus0
inphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
fxp0: Ethernet address: 00:03:47:96:c3:a5
fxp0: [ITHREAD]
em0: <Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection 6.9.6> port 0xd800-0xd83f mem 0xcffe0000-0xcfffffff,0xcffc0000-0xcffdffff irq 22 at device 10.0 on pci1
em0: [FILTER]
em0: Ethernet address: 00:1b:21:9b:0c:72
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 31.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
atapci0: <Intel ICH7 SATA300 controller> port 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0xffa0-0xffaf at device 31.2 on pci0
ata0: <ATA channel 0> on atapci0
ata0: [ITHREAD]
ata1: <ATA channel 1> on atapci0
ata1: [ITHREAD]
pci0: <serial bus, SMBus> at device 31.3 (no driver attached)
acpi_button0: <Power Button> on acpi0
speaker0: <PC speaker> port 0x61 on acpi0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> port 0x60,0x64 irq 1 on acpi0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
atkbd0: [ITHREAD]
psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> irq 12 on atkbdc0
psm0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
psm0: [ITHREAD]
psm0: model IntelliMouse Explorer, device ID 4
cpu0: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
ACPI Warning (tbutils-0243): Incorrect checksum in table [SSDT] -  22, should be 29 [20070320]
est0: <Enhanced SpeedStep Frequency Control> on cpu0
p4tcc0: <CPU Frequency Thermal Control> on cpu0
cpu1: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
est1: <Enhanced SpeedStep Frequency Control> on cpu1
p4tcc1: <CPU Frequency Thermal Control> on cpu1
pmtimer0 on isa0
orm0: <ISA Option ROMs> at iomem 0xcb000-0xcbfff,0xcc000-0xcd7ff pnpid ORM0000 on isa0
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
sio0: configured irq 4 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
sio0: port may not be enabled
sio0: configured irq 4 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
sio0: port may not be enabled
sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
sio0: type 8250 or not responding
sio0: [FILTER]
sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
sio1: port may not be enabled
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
IPsec: Initialized Security Association Processing.
ad0: 476940MB <SAMSUNG HD502IJ 1AA01112> at ata0-master SATA150
SMP: AP CPU #1 Launched!

Manual root filesystem specification:
  <fstype>:<device>  Mount <device> using filesystem <fstype>
                       eg. ufs:da0s1a
  ?                  List valid disk boot devices
  <empty line>       Abort manual input

mountroot> ?

List of GEOM managed disk devices:
  ufsid/4e708e6727021f17 ad0s1c ad0s1b ad0s1a ad0s1 ad0

Manual root filesystem specification:
  <fstype>:<device>  Mount <device> using filesystem <fstype>
                       eg. ufs:da0s1a
  ?                  List valid disk boot devices
  <empty line>       Abort manual input

mountroot> ufs:ad0s1a
Trying to mount root from ufs:ad0s1a

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Re: Not auto booting from harddrive. Have to manually choose partition
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2011, 06:45:23 pm »
Suggestion:
Try adding the line
Quote
kern.cam.boot_delay="20000"
to the pfSense file /boot/loader.conf.local (create the file if it doesn't already exist). This will delay the startup a bit before trying to access file systems. You might need to tweak the number a bit to make it big enough but not "too big".