NetBSD Problem Report #41938

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Subject: sysinst does not set firmware variable on sgimips
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>Number:         41938
>Category:       port-sgimips
>Synopsis:       sysinst does not set firmware variable on sgimips
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    port-sgimips-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Aug 25 22:40:00 +0000 2009
>Originator:     Oliver Reißig
>Release:        5.0.1
NetBSD indigo2.localdomain 5.0.1 NetBSD 5.0.1 (GENERIC32_IP2x) #0: Thu Jul 30 06:56:07 UTC 2009 sgimips
I installed NetBSD a rather usual way (netboot the install-kernel, got packages from FTP and installed on local disk) on my Indigo² R4400. Sysinst finished and everything looked fine, so I rebooted.
The Firmware responded:

                           Starting up the system...

xfs: disk partition size is smaller than file system size
Unable to execute scsi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(0)/netbsd:  bad addresss

                                Autoboot failed.
            scsi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(0)/netbsd: bad addresss.

                             Hit Enter to continue.
It happens after every Installation, I tried a different partitioning scheme and so on, but every time it stops.
In the Firmware, sash was still selected als OSLoader, a simple
"setenv OSLoader boot"
helped and NetBSD boots like an OS should boot on that box :)

It would be nice, if sysinst would get this done (or at least it should be documented in the installation manual).

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