[OpenIndiana-discuss] Spontaneous reboot before installation complete

Ricardo Komatsu ppkomatsu at gmail.com
Sun Sep 2 02:22:42 UTC 2012

Try updating your bios. That resolve to me a similar problem in the past.

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El 09/01/2012, a las 10:13, Willard Korfhage <openindiana at familyk.org> escribió:

> On 8/23/2012 5:05 AM, Jim Klimov wrote:
>> 2012-08-23 8:00, Willard Korfhage пишет:
>>> I'm trying to install OI 151a5 desktop on a SuperMicro X9SCL-F-O
>>> motherboard (C202 PCH chipset) with 12GB of ram and an Intel E3-1230
>>> CPU. I put the live image on a USB stick. I am installing the OS into a
>>> 30GB partition on a new 128GB Kingston SSDNow V200 SSD
>>> I can run the live image from the USB drive by selecting the VESA
>>> display option on the boot menu (with the top option, the machine is
>>> slow to the point of being almost frozen). I go through the installation
>>> process, and 28% through, while the status says "Transferring Contents,"
>>> the cursor freezes, and the machine reboots with garbage on the screen.
>>> Any suggestions on how I can get past this problem?
>> Try to monitor the /var/adm/messages output and the installer wizard
>> logs, if you find them ;)
>> Also check the integrity (md5sum, sha1sum) of your downloaded image
>> on the stick (i.e. dd the partition image from USB into a file,
>> checksum that file) - perhaps some critical blocks got damaged?
>> I posted some notes on manual installation - bypassing the wizard -
>> http://wiki.openindiana.org/oi/Advanced+-+Manual+installation+of+OpenIndiana+from+LiveCD+media 
>> See if this way of copying helps... though I wouldn't expect a box
>> to reboot due to (userland) errors in transfer of bulk files from
>> live media to the new rpool.
>> Ultimately, it is possible to have hardware errors (the SSD maybe -
>> check iostat -E or smartctl to see if there are any known media
>> errors), unsupported new chipsets, etc.
>> Possibly booting with the kernel debugger can help - at least
>> to the point that instead of rebooting the box would print a
>> panic message and you'd copy that to the list.
>> HTH,
>> //Jim
> For the record, the problem turned out to be memory incompatibility. Nothing suspicious was in /var/adm/messages, and changing the disk didn't help, so I suspected memory. I couldn't find a version of memtest that would run on this motherboard, but swapping among the Super Talent DRAM sticks yielded the same problematic behavior, so I changed brands, and that worked. Super Talent W133EB4GM (4GB sticks) didn't work, but Kingston KVR1333D3E9SK2/4G were fine.
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