installkernel signal 4 on Thinkpad 365XD
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Thu Mar 25 10:49:35 PST 2004
I'm trying to get FreeBSD 5.2.1 going on an older thinkpad laptop. The
install went smoothly from floppy and 5.2.1-RELEASE CD. Now I'm trying to
do an installkernel and installworld from an NFS mount on my main machine.
I did the buildworld and buildkernel on the faster machine, with these make
flags on the command line:
When I try to do an installkernel and/or installworld, install crashes with
signal 4. If I'm not mistaken, signal 4 is an illegal instruction. What
could be going on here?
I've used this procedure on other (somewhat newer) 586-class machines
without problems. Is this a bug, am I doing something wrong, or is the CPU
in this laptop not fully 586-compatible? Dmesg (from the currently
installed GENERIC kernel) says:
CPU: Pentium/P54C (119.78-MHz 586-class CPU)
Should I try CPUTYPE=i486? What else can I do to track this down?
Any input appreciated. Please CC me.
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