i386/65137: 5.2.1 Intall Boot from floppies page fault in mfsroot
giving up after 84 buffers in synching disks
Christopher J. Noyes
cjnoyes at cjnoyessw.com
Sat Apr 3 11:00:43 PST 2004
>Synopsis: 5.2.1 Intall Boot from floppies page fault in mfsroot giving up after 84 buffers in synching disks
>Arrival-Date: Sat Apr 03 11:00:42 PST 2004
>Originator: Christopher J. Noyes
Christopher J. Noyes Software
i386, Pentium II 400mhZ, 128 megs memory, asian clone motherboard with award bios intel chipsets. 2 Maxtor Ide Hard drives 40GB and 60GB, 1.44 floppy, 1 mitsumi ide cd-rom, Adaptec 78xx pci scsi card, connor tape drive, yamaha 16 x scsi cdrom reader/writer. NVidia GeoforceII MX400 64MB video card, Soundblaster PNP 16 sound card. Windows ME fat32 adn Linux on other partitions.
I ftp downloaded the 5.2.1 iso images, and made a cd from them using easy cd creator. As per the instructions, I did fdimage kern.flp a: and fdimage mfsroot.flp a: on formatted disks. I put the kern disk in the machine and rebooted it loaded ok. It asked for the second disk and it started loading, then I saw the following page fault synching disks 220 220 220 220 220 220... then giving up on 84 buffers, then it said 5 seconds to reboot.
On 2 partitions I have Free BSD 4.0 which boots fine on this machine. I would like to upgrade. I tried the prior release and had the same bug.
reboot from floppies.
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