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3.4 / DellPoweredge 1300 / Unable to install/boot



Hello,

I'm trying to install obsd 3.4(generic) on a Dell Poweredge 1300, 1 PIII
450/128mbRAM, 1 9GB SCSI HDD (Controller is ADAPTEC 7890/91 as reported
while booting).

I've tried the latest snapshot and i've got the same problem.
While booting (either from CDROM or FLOPPY image) when the (i)nstall
(u)pgrade prompt should appear, the system hangs there. I'm able to scroll
(shift-pgup/down) but nothing else happens. I've installed a linux debian a
few minutes ago and it works fine. Also installed NetBSD 1.6.1 and it works
fine. I've just upgraded Firmware BIOS to the latest (A12). No luck.

How could I print the contents of the boot msg (dmesg), considering I don't
have a console available?

The last lines i've got are:

biomask c041 netmask d041 ttymask d043
rd0: fixed, 3560 blocks
root on rd0a
rootdev=0x1100 rrotdev=0x2f00 rawdev=0x2f02
<cursor here>

Hardware that has apparently been identified are:

The SCSI Adapter, Adaptec 7890 via this msg:
 ahc1 at pci dev 11 function 0 "Adaptec AIC-7890/1 U2" rev 0x01: irq 14
 ahc1 aic7890/91: Ultra2 Wide Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 32/255 SCBs
 scsibus0 at ahc1: 16 targets
 ahc1: target0 synchronows at 40.0MHz, offset = 0x1f
 ahc1: target 0 using tagged queuing

The SCSI Quantum HDD:
sd0 at scsibus0 targ 0 lun0: <QUANTUM, ATLAS IV 9 WLS, 0707> SCSI3 0/direct
fixed
sd0: 8683MB, 13816 cyl, 4 head, 321 sec, 512 bytes/sec, 17783249 sec total

then the CD... and the two network adapters:

fxp0 at pci0 dev 13 function 0 "Intel 82557" rev 0x05: irq 12, address
00:90:27:09:bv:72
inphy0 at fxp0 phy 1: i82555 10/100 media interface, rev. 0
rl0 at pci0 dev 14 function 0 "Realtek 8139" rev 0x10: irq 14 address
00:e0:7d:e2:c8:5f
rlphy0 at rl0 phy 0: RTL internal phy
(notice there is a typo here, there is no comma after the irq on the
second card)

There is a sound card... but it appears to be detected
"AZT1008 PnP SOUND DEVICE, AZT1008, , AUDIO" (isapnp0)... bla bla bla

And the rest of the dmesg is way too long to type manually, i will do it if
needed.

I've got another poweredge 1300 with two SCSI disks, one Intel NIC (no
realtek present) and almost the same hardware and i've got the exact same
problem.

Ideas?

Thanks in advance,

Martin.