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Bcm50R3 Bcm50/450 replacement Hard Drive Failed

Bcm50R3 Bcm50/450 replacement Hard Drive Failed

Bcm50R3 Bcm50/450 replacement Hard Drive Failed

Trying to replace a defective hard drive and getting this error for the first time..I guess the Bcm50 has hardware error or is fried.
I am using the same image of Bcm50/450 replacement drive and always succeed but this one is giving me a hard time.
Maybe someone encountered this error before and knows if the Bcm is really fried as it is my guess.
The same image drive works fine in other Bcm50 R3, R5 and R6 i have.

I get the error "Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:0e"

Thanks to FirebirdScrambler for the USB to serial document explaining how to troubleshoot via the serial port!

CSC U-Boot 2.06.4 (Jul 12 2007 - 12:14:08)

MPC8260 Reset Status: Check Stop, External Hard, External Soft

CPU: MPC8260 (HiP7 Rev 00, Mask unknown [immr=0x0a10,k=0x0071]) at 266.640 MHz
Board: BCM CSC Rel 1 Rev 3
I2C: ready
DRAM: Total size: 256 MB
Memory cleared

Testing SDRAM ...
sdram data path test passed
macho address test passed
walking ones test passed
Reboot Reason: Check Stop
Now running in RAM - U-Boot at: 0x0ff52000 .data 0x0ffb5650 .bss 0x0ffc2000
Program FPGA
Image Name: FPGA csc_r1 rel 25
Created: 2007-08-07 20:15:29 UTC
Image Type: PowerPC FPGA Firmware (gzip compressed)
Data Size: 48956 Bytes = 47.8 kB
Load Address: 00010000
Entry Point: 00000000
Verifying Checksum ... OK
Uncompressing from ffe70040 fpga Firmware ... OK

Configuring The FPGA Device ....................................................
...................................wrote 130952 bytes...
test passed

Detect the bus clock...

The FPGA release version is 25
Capture counter value is: 0xf329
Detect bus clock success

MPC8260 Clock Configuration
- Bus-to-Core Mult 4x, VCO Div 2, 60x Bus Freq 25-75 , Core Freq 100-300
- dfbrg 0, corecnf 0x1a, busdf 5, cpmdf 1, plldf 0, pllmf 5
- vco_out 399960000, scc_clk 99990000, brg_clk 99990000
- cpu_clk 266640000, cpm_clk 199980000, bus_clk 66660000

bd->bi_busfreq 66660000, bd->bi_intfreq 266640000, bd->bi_cpmfreq 199980000
00 16 105a 3375 0180 0e
In: serial
Out: serial
Err: serial
enable Interrupts init
get environmnet information
IDE: Bus 0: OK Bus 1: not available Status = 0x7F
Device 0: Model: ST3160318AS Firm: CC46 Ser#: 6VY9TCBS
Type: Hard Disk
Capacity: 131071.9 MB = 127.9 GB (268435455 x 512)
Hit any key to stop autoboot: 0
1114381 cscimage
105 bcm50.safeos.initrd
1148640 bmbimage
4254559 bcm450.safeos.initrd

4 file(s), 0 dir(s)

Latest file: cscimage
Writing env vars...
Setting curr_bootfile = cscimage
Setting bootsuccess = 0
Booting from cscimage
reading cscimage
## Booting image at 00600000 ...
Image Name: Linux-2.4.22-ncgl-
Created: 2010-05-19 15:42:06 UTC
Image Type: PowerPC Linux Kernel Image (gzip compressed)
Data Size: 1114317 Bytes = 1.1 MB
Load Address: 00000000
Entry Point: 00000000
Verifying Checksum ... OK
Uncompressing Kernel Image ... OK
enable watchdog
Memory BAT mapping: BAT2=256Mb, BAT3=0Mb, residual: 0Mb
Linux version 2.4.22-ncgl- (root@bcmpv211.ca.nortel.com) (gcc version 3
.3.2 20030904 (prerelease)) #1 Wed May 19 11:41:56 EDT 2010
On node 0 totalpages: 65536
zone(0): 65536 pages.
zone(1): 0 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: console=ttyS0,115200 console=tty0 root=/dev/sda14 rw init=/
Warning: real time clock seems stuck!
Calibrating delay loop... 177.35 BogoMIPS
Memory: 256488k available (1768k kernel code, 728k data, 68k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Mount cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Buffer cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
SANITY TMR: s/w wdt disabled
SANITY TMR: WDTthread started
Starting kswapd
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
i2c-core.o: i2c core module
i2c-dev.o: i2c /dev entries driver module
i2c-core.o: driver i2c-dev dummy driver registered.
i2c-algo-cpm.o: i2c mpc8xx/8260 CPM algorithm module
i2c-cpm.o: i2c Generic CPM module
i2c-dev.o: Registered 'cpm' as minor 0
i2c-core.o: adapter cpm registered as adapter 0.
i2c-algo-cpm.o: scanning bus cpm ...
i2c-proc.o version 2.6.1 (20010825)
CPM UART driver version 0.02
ttyS0 on SCC1 at 0x8000, BRG1
ttyS1 on SCC2 at 0x8100, BRG2
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
m41t11.o: M41T11 I2C based RTC driver.
i2c-core.o: driver M41T11 registered.
i2c-core.o: client [M41T11] registered to adapter [cpm](pos. 0).
eth0: FCC ENET Version 0.2, 00:21:e1:d5:74:9c
eth1: FCC ENET Version 0.2, 00:21:e1:d5:74:9d
eth2: FCC ENET Version 0.2, 00:21:e1:d5:74:9e
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 1024 blocksize
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
PPP Deflate Compression module registered
PPP BSD Compression module registered
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
PROMISE SATA150 Series Linux Driver v1.00.0.10
pdc-ultra:[info] Drive 1: ST3160318AS 312499999s 160000MB UDMA6
scsi0 : pdc-ultra
Vendor: Model: ST3160318AS Rev:
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
SCSI device sda: 312500000 512-byte hdwr sectors (160000 MB)
Partition check:
sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4 < sda5 sda6 sda7 sda8 sda9 sda10 sda11 sda12 sda13 sda
14 sda15 >
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
usb.c: registered new driver hid
hid-core.c: v1.8.1 Andreas Gal, Vojtech Pavlik <vojtech@suse.cz>
hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers
usb.c: registered new driver acm
acm.c: v0.21:USB Abstract Control Model driver for USB modems and ISDN adapters
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
Initializing Cryptographic API
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 2048 buckets, 16Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 32768)
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
802.1Q VLAN Support v1.8 Ben Greear <greearb@candelatech.com>
All bugs added by David S. Miller <davem@redhat.com>
FAT: bogus logical sector size 0
FAT: bogus logical sector size 0
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:0e
<0>Rebooting in 10 seconds..

RE: Bcm50R3 Bcm50/450 replacement Hard Drive Failed

Hello Gberger

Thanks for the mention in your query.
From reading about the problem, my understanding is that you are trying to restore a BCM 50 at release 3.0, using the multi image disk?.

How about just using the BCM 50 release 3.0 factory image instead?.

Just follow my link to contact me.

Firebird Scrambler

Nortel & Avaya Meridian 1 / Succession & BCM / Norstar Programmer

Website = http://somertel.net

RE: Bcm50R3 Bcm50/450 replacement Hard Drive Failed

Is this a labrat off ebay/other or was it a working system?

Did you choose the correct image release?

What pattern/colours are the LED's when booting?

I can send you some commands to try if you do not have them.

Toronto, Canada

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RE: Bcm50R3 Bcm50/450 replacement Hard Drive Failed

Timing lol, I thought G already did.

Toronto, Canada

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RE: Bcm50R3 Bcm50/450 replacement Hard Drive Failed

Ha-ha Curlycord. I had also spotted the exact time in our replies.

Firebird Scrambler

Nortel & Avaya Meridian 1 / Succession & BCM / Norstar Programmer

Website = http://somertel.net

RE: Bcm50R3 Bcm50/450 replacement Hard Drive Failed

R3 always seems to be difficult. I had one this week to repair and upgrade to R6. I didn't have a ready made R3 hard drive, so I threw in an R2. It booted up OK, but the system ID was blank when I accessed F9*8 through a digital phone.

I then imaged an R3 hard drive and the system ID came up fine when it finished booting up.

So maybe try another release hard drive to see if it will play nicely.

Brian Cox
Georgia Telephone

RE: Bcm50R3 Bcm50/450 replacement Hard Drive Failed

Firebird Scrambler, i will try an R3 image like you suggest
CurlyCord, it was a working system that failed after 12 years...!
exsmogger, good idea to try with an R2 hard drive if R3 fails as well just to see if it boots with R2 or if the Bcm50 is really dead.

Thanks for your help guys, i'll work on it this week and get back with the results

RE: Bcm50R3 Bcm50/450 replacement Hard Drive Failed

The R3 disk image did the trick!
Thank you for the suggestion Firebird Scrambler

RE: Bcm50R3 Bcm50/450 replacement Hard Drive Failed

No worries Gberger. Glad to have helped out with your query.

Firebird Scrambler

Nortel & Avaya Meridian 1 / Succession & BCM / Norstar Programmer

Website = http://somertel.net

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