Help required installing 5.2.1
jorn at wcborstel.nl
Tue Jun 29 14:08:58 PDT 2004
Andrew Walrond wrote:
>I have tried unsuccessfully to install FreeBSD 5.2.1 from downloaded isos.
>I have the i386 isos, but the first machine I tried was an Asus SK8N
>motherboard with Amd Opteron and 2Gb ram. The various hardware is shown as
>supported on the Hardware list; notably the Promise SATA150 TX2 disk
>Although this is an Amd64, I assume the 386 version should still install OK?
>Anyhow, I booted from cd disk 1, went through the various questions, auto
>partitioned and it began "Extracting ... into / directory". This went well
>for a few minutes, lots of disk activity, then
> Panic - page fault
> CPUID 0
>and was informed that the machine would reboot after 15seconds.
>I tried again, this time booting without ACPI, with the same results.
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My AMD64 machine couldn't even boot from the i386 install CD. A kernel
panic when it's booting. Not that that matters, since the AMD64 version
is working just fine :)
It's quite strange though, since the AMD folks promised complete
backwards compatiblity with the i386 architecture. Or they only
guarantee it for Bill's software, which is also a possibility.
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