satimis at icare.com.hk
Sun Feb 22 21:27:01 PST 2004
>> Version 5.2
>> new installation
>> On rebooting it hangs on
>> syncing disks, buffers remaining ... 5 5
>> Uptime: 45m45s
>> Shutting down ACPI
>> Keyboard reset did not work, attempting CPU shutdown.
>> It hanged here and I have to make a 'hard reboot' by pressing 'reset'
>> Kindly advise is it the size of SWAP insufficient? If 'YES', kindly
>> advise how to check it and increase its size.
> I had this problem some time back with 5.0 on an older system of
> mine. I was never able to resolve the problem, as it seemed to be a
> EIDE controller related problem. I downgraded (to then) 4.7 and never
> had any problems after that. Just today, however, as I was working on
> upgrading to 5.2 on the same system, the hard drive and the controller
> that had been problematic back then, failed. I just put in a new hard
> drive and the system works fine (with a new install), so I am assuming
> it may have been an issue with both controller and disk. I remember
> at the time there was information on the mailing list about their
> being problems with the EIDE controller I was using. You might want
> to start by making sure that your controller hasn't caused anyone else
> problems (via checking the mailing list archives). It might also be
> that your hard drive is slowly failing. If it is a newer drive, I
> would imagine that less likely, though. Someone else, here may have
> better advice, however, as I don't know too much about the drivers
> built in to the kernel for controllers. As I said, my short-term
> solution was going back to a more stable version of FreeBSD...
Tks for your advice.
This PC is for test only. The hard drive is a new ATA100 drive
connected to a ATA Controller. I have another hard drive, mounted on a
mobile rack, of similar model running Gentoo on this PC. It works
without problem. I think downgrading to older version might solve this
problem. I will finish testing this version first and then changing to
verison 4.9 later to continue testing FreeBSD.
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