OS4.1 Update 5.

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acmn
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OS4.1 Update 5.

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Update 4 was ok for me, but with this update my AmigaOne 500 freezes
leaving the text "Loading done, now launching kickstart" on the screen.
I have usual set up, onboard sound and onboard gfx, and my Uboot looks like this:

baudrate=115200
loads_echo=1
hostname=Sam460ex
stdout=vga
stdin=usbkbd
ide_doreset=on
ide_reset_timeout=15
ide_cd_timeout=20
pcie_mode=RP:RP
pciconfighost=1
bootcmd=menu; run menuboot_cmd
menucmd=menu
boot_method=boota
usb_enable_4x0=1
usb_retry=1
usb_ohci_power_down_before_reset=1
ethact=ppc_4xx_eth0
ethaddr=00:50:c2:80:d5:3c
ipaddr=192.168.2.50
serverip=192.168.2.222
sii3512ide_xfer=GF
sii3512ide_conf=12
serdes=sata2
video_activate=sm502
hush=0
scan_usb_storage=1
menuboot_cmd=boota
ver=U-Boot 2010.06.05a (Jan 30 2012 - 16:06:56)
boot1=ssii
boot2=ssii
boot3=ssii
boota_timeout=1
menuboot_delay=3
os4_commandline=debuglevel=0
bootargs=root=/dev/sda3 console=tty0

So, what is wrong?
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Re: OS4.1 Update 5.

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acmn wrote:Update 4 was ok for me, but with this update my AmigaOne 500 freezes
leaving the text "Loading done, now launching kickstart" on the screen.

[...]

So, what is wrong?
Could be a number of things.

First of all: Did you try turning the machine completely off and then on again after e.g. 20 seconds? Is it still stuck? And did you try several times? Sometimes the boot will succeed at the next attempt even if it fails at one attempt (nothing new to upd. 5, rather hardware-related, I assume).

Another thing, if you are using FFS as file system, and there's a chance it might be validating during boot, make sure you wait long enough for the volume to get through its validation. The SetPatch line in your Startup-Sequence has had the WAITFORVALIDATE switch added, so any validations must finish before booting proceeds. (This avoids trouble when something would have written to the volume before it was validated, but the downside is the wait.)

If that doesn't help, your next step will be to get a serial log and post it here. This means changing your os4_commandline UBoot variable to "serial debuglevel=0" and connecting your serial port to another computer running a serial terminal program which captures the incoming data. Then start your Amiga and save the capture on the other computer and post it here. (For now, only use debuglevel 0, that will be enough at first.)

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Niels
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Re: OS4.1 Update 5.

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I had a problem with the sii3114ide.device. It basically just halted somewhere into the AmigaOS 4.1 graphical boot screen. When I reverted to sii3114ide.device from update 4, the boot continued as normal.
This is the UBoot output when using the new sii3114ide.device (53.15).
...
Scanning bus 'monid'
failed.
a1ide.device 53.15 (19.2.2012)
[a1ide/ata_read_drive_properties] After-reset signature invalid for unit 1
it8212ide.device 53.15 (19.2.2012)
lsi53c8xx.device 53.15 (19.2.2012)
sii0680ide.device 53.15 (19.2.2012)
sii3112ide.device 53.15 (19.2.2012)
sii3114ide.device 53.15 (19.2.2012)
sii3512ide.device 53.15 (19.2.2012)
[sii3114ide/ata_rw_blocks] unit 0 lba28 read error 73, retries left : 4
[sii3114ide/ata_rw_blocks] unit 0 lba28 read error 73, retries left : 3
[sii3114ide/ata_rw_blocks] unit 0 lba28 read error 73, retries left : 2
[sii3114ide/ata_rw_blocks] unit 0 lba28 read error 73, retries left : 1
[sii3114ide/ata_rw_blocks] unit 0 dma_pci_lba/2 returned error 73, failbits 00000000h, timeout 1
[sii3114ide/ata_rw_blocks] unit 0 lba28 read error 73, retries left : 4
The retries took really long, and when they started on 4 again I decided to reboot.

I haven't investigated the problem further, but reverting to old version (53.8) "solved" it.
I have an AmigaOne XE G4, with a SIL3114 card (with the kickstart files being on another internal IDE harddrive, of course [UBoot can't boot on sil3114]).
I'll try and investigating more after coming back from my vacation in a week.
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Re: OS4.1 Update 5.

Post by acmn »

I installed the OS all the way from the scratch, update 2, 3, 4 and finally 5. Still
my amy freezes when launching kickstart. And BTW, is this normal: When
USB stick (holding OS4.1 update 4 backup (or whatever)) is present during
booting, uboot prints mysterious numbers on the screen and then boots
again and again. And with a music cd present it prints some extra lines
starting with words "Unknown Sense key" but after that continues normally...
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Re: OS4.1 Update 5.

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This is bizarre. When installing update files one by one I found out that
it's the kickstart file PCIGraphics.card that freezes my amy during
kickstart loading. Also the new input.device.kmod seems to be a problem.
So without those files update 5 works alright...MK
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Re: OS4.1 Update 5.

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its not really bizarre.I think that most Amigaone 500/Sam460ex users use a PCIE Video card so it is possible something slipped through testing.I dont have mine yet so I cant say from personal experience . Nor do I know what the Devs/Monitor files are or should be. There seems to be a new command in Update 5 ,P96LoaddefaultMonitor which could be a possible culprit.

acmn wrote:This is bizarre. When installing update files one by one I found out that
it's the kickstart file PCIGraphics.card that freezes my amy during
kickstart loading. Also the new input.device.kmod seems to be a problem.
So without those files update 5 works alright...MK
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Re: OS4.1 Update 5.

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"P96LoadDefaultMonitor QUIET"-command can't be
the reason because it was already present in update 4...
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Re: OS4.1 Update 5.

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I dont see it in the files in the Update 4 archive. It is in the Update 5 for all machines though.
What version did you have in update 4 and what version do you have now ?

9.WorkBench:> version WorkBench:C/P96LoadDefaultMonitor
P96LoadDefaultMonitor 53.1


acmn wrote:"P96LoadDefaultMonitor QUIET"-command can't be
the reason because it was already present in update 4...
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Re: OS4.1 Update 5.

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This is the startup-sequence from update 4 (taken from my USB stick which holds OS4.1 update 4 as a backup):

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
; $VER: Startup-Sequence 53.3 (12.01.2011)

CD C:

SetPatch QUIET

FailAt 21

Version >NIL:
SetEnv Workbench $Workbench
SetEnv Kickstart $Kickstart
UnSet Workbench
UnSet Kickstart

MakeDir RAM:T RAM:Clipboards

Assign >NIL: T: RAM:T
Assign >NIL: CLIPS: RAM:Clipboards
Assign >NIL: KEYMAPS: DEVS:KeyMaps
Assign >NIL: PRINTERS: DEVS:Printers
Assign >NIL: REXX: S:ARexx
Assign >NIL: HELP: LOCALE:Help DEFER
Assign >NIL: AMISSL: DEVS:AmiSSL DEFER
Assign >NIL: GHOSTSCRIPT: SYS:Utilities/GhostScript DEFER
Assign >NIL: PYTHON: SYS:System/Python

LoadMonDrvs
P96LoadDefaultMonitor QUIET
AddDataTypes REFRESH QUIET
IPrefs

USBCtrl START
Mount QUIET DEVS:DOSDrivers/~(#?.info)
;Run >NIL: C:AddNetInterface QUIET DEVS:NetInterfaces/~(#?.info)

Path RAM: C: S:Shell S:ARexx PYTHON:Scripts SYS:Utilities SYS:Utilities/Commodities SYS:System SYS:Prefs

ConClip
SYS:System/RexxMast >NIL:

If EXISTS S:User-Startup
Execute S:User-Startup
EndIf

LoadWB

Run >NIL: *>NIL: C:SoundPlayer QUIET

EndCLI >NIL:
----------------------------------------------------------------
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Re: OS4.1 Update 5.

Post by Spectre660 »

Ok . So P96LoadDefaultMonitor must have come for Sam 460ex based systems before update 4.
Maybe even with the original update 2 install CD .
The version that comes with update 5 may be different to the one that you had before.
Thus you cant rule it out yet.
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