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Posted: Jan. 04 2007,04:10 QUOTE

I'm trying to boot DSL for the first time, on a system that I've never booted any other OS on yet. The whole process of formatting my thumb drive, installing DSL on it, etc. was pretty straightforward, as was getting my BIOS to boot from the USB drive.

My problem is that I get an essentially immediate failure booting DSL. It says:

Probing SCSI aic7xxxx.o

...and freezes. I've tried booting with both "dsl noscsi" (which skips the above, but fails to find the root device on the USB drive and drops me into a barely functional shell) and "dsl failsafe", which still tries the aformentioned SCSI scan.

One of the reasons I'm trying DSL on this system is that, for the time being, I have no CD and no hard disk. The FAQ indicates that I need a CD to boot; is that indeed the case, or could I get away without one given appropriate boot options?

Meanwhile, in case the hardware I'm using is relevant, here's the dmesg from another system running OpenBSD 4.0 on the same processor/motherboard/memory (not perfect, I know, but hopefully helpful; ignore the drives and the last two NICs, as they're not present on my DSL system):

OpenBSD 4.0 (GENERIC) #1107: Sat Sep 16 19:15:58 MDT 2006
cpu0: AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor 3000+ ("AuthenticAMD" 686-class, 512KB L2 cache) 2.01 GHz
cpu0: Cool`n'Quiet K8 2010 Mhz: speeds: 2000 1800 1000 Mhz
real mem  = 267939840 (261660K)
avail mem = 236662784 (231116K)
using 3296 buffers containing 13500416 bytes (13184K) of memory
mainbus0 (root)
bios0 at mainbus0: AT/286+(c6) BIOS, date 08/26/05, BIOS32 rev. 0 @ 0xfba60, SMBIOS rev. 2.3 @ 0xf0000 (34 entries)
apm0 at bios0: Power Management spec V1.2
apm0: AC on, battery charge unknown
apm0: flags 70102 dobusy 1 doidle 1
pcibios0 at bios0: rev 2.1 @ 0xf0000/0xdf84
pcibios0: PCI IRQ Routing Table rev 1.0 @ 0xfde90/240 (13 entries)
pcibios0: PCI Exclusive IRQs: 3 5 10 11 12
pcibios0: no compatible PCI ICU found
pcibios0: Warning, unable to fix up PCI interrupt routing
pcibios0: PCI bus #2 is the last bus
bios0: ROM list: 0xc0000/0x8000 0xc8000/0x4000!
cpu0 at mainbus0
pci0 at mainbus0 bus 0: configuration mode 1 (no bios)
pchb0 at pci0 dev 0 function 0 "NVIDIA nForce3 250 PCI Host" rev 0xa1
pcib0 at pci0 dev 1 function 0 "NVIDIA nForce3 250 ISA" rev 0xa2
nviic0 at pci0 dev 1 function 1 "NVIDIA nForce3 250 SMBus" rev 0xa1
iic0 at nviic0
iic1 at nviic0
ohci0 at pci0 dev 2 function 0 "NVIDIA nForce3 250 USB" rev 0xa1: irq 3, version 1.0, legacy support
usb0 at ohci0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0 at usb0
uhub0: NVIDIA OHCI root hub, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 4 ports with 4 removable, self powered
ohci1 at pci0 dev 2 function 1 "NVIDIA nForce3 250 USB" rev 0xa1: irq 3, version 1.0, legacy support
usb1 at ohci1: USB revision 1.0
uhub1 at usb1
uhub1: NVIDIA OHCI root hub, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub1: 4 ports with 4 removable, self powered
ehci0 at pci0 dev 2 function 2 "NVIDIA nForce3 250 USB2" rev 0xa2: irq 3
usb2 at ehci0: USB revision 2.0
uhub2 at usb2
uhub2: NVIDIA EHCI root hub, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub2: 8 ports with 8 removable, self powered
nfe0 at pci0 dev 5 function 0 "NVIDIA nForce3 LAN" rev 0xa2: irq 12, address 00:16:ec:29:7c:ec
rlphy0 at nfe0 phy 9: RTL8201L 10/100 PHY, rev. 1
auich0 at pci0 dev 6 function 0 "NVIDIA nForce3 250 AC97" rev 0xa1: irq 3, nForce3 AC97
ac97: codec id 0x414c4760 (Avance Logic ALC655 rev 0)
audio0 at auich0
pciide0 at pci0 dev 8 function 0 "NVIDIA nForce3 250 IDE" rev 0xa2: DMA, channel 0 configured to compatibility, channel 1 configured to compatibility
wd0 at pciide0 channel 0 drive 0: <ST38410A>
wd0: 32-sector PIO, LBA, 8223MB, 16841664 sectors
wd0(pciide0:0:0): using PIO mode 4, Ultra-DMA mode 4
atapiscsi0 at pciide0 channel 1 drive 0
scsibus0 at atapiscsi0: 2 targets
cd0 at scsibus0 targ 0 lun 0: <SAMSUNG, CD-R/RW SW-252F, R806> SCSI0 5/cdrom removable
cd0(pciide0:1:0): using PIO mode 4, Ultra-DMA mode 2
pciide1 at pci0 dev 10 function 0 "NVIDIA nForce3 250 SATA" rev 0xa2: DMA
pciide1: using irq 11 for native-PCI interrupt
ppb0 at pci0 dev 11 function 0 "NVIDIA nForce3 250 AGP" rev 0xa2
pci1 at ppb0 bus 1
ppb1 at pci0 dev 14 function 0 "NVIDIA nForce3 250 PCI-PCI" rev 0xa2
pci2 at ppb1 bus 2
ath0 at pci2 dev 6 function 0 "Atheros AR5212" rev 0x01: irq 5
ath0: AR5213 5.6 phy 4.1 rf5111 1.7 rf2111 2.3, FCC1A, address 00:0c:41:16:cb:d4
vga1 at pci2 dev 7 function 0 "S3 ViRGE DX/GX" rev 0x01
wsdisplay0 at vga1 mux 1: console (80x25, vt100 emulation)
wsdisplay0: screen 1-5 added (80x25, vt100 emulation)
fxp0 at pci2 dev 8 function 0 "Intel 8255x" rev 0x08, i82559: irq 10, address 00:03:47:1a:ae:28
inphy0 at fxp0 phy 1: i82555 10/100 PHY, rev. 4
pchb1 at pci0 dev 24 function 0 "AMD AMD64 HyperTransport" rev 0x00
pchb2 at pci0 dev 24 function 1 "AMD AMD64 Address Map" rev 0x00
pchb3 at pci0 dev 24 function 2 "AMD AMD64 DRAM Cfg" rev 0x00
pchb4 at pci0 dev 24 function 3 "AMD AMD64 Misc Cfg" rev 0x00
isa0 at pcib0
isadma0 at isa0
pckbc0 at isa0 port 0x60/5
pckbd0 at pckbc0 (kbd slot)
pckbc0: using irq 1 for kbd slot
wskbd0 at pckbd0: console keyboard, using wsdisplay0
pcppi0 at isa0 port 0x61
midi0 at pcppi0: <PC speaker>
spkr0 at pcppi0
lpt0 at isa0 port 0x378/4 irq 7
it0 at isa0 port 0x290/8: IT87
npx0 at isa0 port 0xf0/16: using exception 16
pccom0 at isa0 port 0x3f8/8 irq 4: ns16550a, 16 byte fifo
fdc0 at isa0 port 0x3f0/6 irq 6 drq 2
biomask eb4d netmask ff6d ttymask ffef
pctr: user-level cycle counter enabled
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Posted: Jan. 04 2007,06:00 QUOTE

How did you install it to your usb (step-by-step)?

Try to use "dsl noscsi failsafe" for now for your testing I suppose.
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