cannot install freebsd 6.0
stephenk at stephenk.com
Sun Jan 22 17:42:12 PST 2006
On Wed, 18 Jan 2006, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 07:49:12PM -0800, Stephen Krauth wrote:
>> I'm unable to even boot the FreeBSD 6.0 install CD (i386 version). I have
>> an AMD64 with an Nvidia nForce 3 250Gb based motherboard (MSI K8N Neo
>> Platinum), currently running 4.10-RELEASE. The 6.0 boot cd dies with:
>> panic: pmap_mapdev: couldn't alloc kernel virtual memory
>> This happens right after the agp0 load message. I tried disabling ACPI
>> with no luck.
>> Please help! I've been a FreeBSD user for almost 10 years and it would be
>> disappointing to give up now...
> Did you
> a) Verify the checksum of your iso image,
No but that's a good idea. I just checked the image and it's fine. I
also did md5 checks between the image and the CD to see if it burned
properly and all looks good.
> b) Try the amd64 version?
No... I tried the amd64 version over a year ago (maybe 5.2 release?)
and had loads of problems building ports. Since I use FreeBSD for my
desktop machine, I depend on lots of them. It seems doubtful that all
those ports now build without problems under amd64, but what do you
- Steve K
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