NetBSD Problem Report #45596

From  Thu Nov 10 09:03:00 2011
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Subject: i386 -current cd-rom image unable to boot into sysinst
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>Number:         45596
>Category:       port-i386
>Synopsis:       i386 -current cd-rom image unable to boot into sysinst
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    port-i386-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Nov 10 09:05:00 +0000 2011
>Originator:     Havard Eidnes
>Release:        NetBSD 5.1


System: NetBSD -current from about a week ago (Nov 1st'ish)
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	A few days ago I tried to get a NetBSD-current snapshot CD-ROM
	image to boot properly on a new Lenovo T420s laptop.  That met
	with failure on a couple of fronts, but what I'm focussing here
	is the failure of the CD-ROM image to boot into the installer.

	I noticed that the boot process did not print "loading
	miniroot.kmod" before the NetBSD boot/autoconf messages were
	displayed, contrary to what the NetBSD 5.1 image does.

	I also noticed that it claimed that the boot media was "cd0", but
	it failed to mount cd0a, leaving NetBSD prompting for the root
	file system.  Apparently, the keyboard on this laptop is USB-
	based, and therefore unresponsive at that particular point in the
	boot process -- at least it *was* unresponsive, leaving me "dead
	in the water".

	So...  Somewhere along the road it appears that the CD-ROM boot
	image build got severely broken.

	Try to boot a snapshot cd-rom image, watch it fail.
	Sorry, don't know.


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