FreeBSD 4.9 RC1 (i386) now available
ma at dt.e-technik.uni-dortmund.de
Sat Oct 4 06:15:01 PDT 2003
Vivek Khera <khera at kcilink.com> writes:
> MA> memtest 3.0 passes without finding anything. CPU cooler is also
> MA> working. I'll now try FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE-<mumble> and see if it
> MA> segfaults as well.
> I once had a machine that would fail reliably (every X days) running
> BSD/OS. Running FreeBSD it would go for a couple of weeks. Running
> RedHat it would just run and run and run.
Now, one more data point: FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE doesn't show segfaults
during install and shortly before remaking /dev entries.
During both installs, 4.8-REL and 4.9-RC1, I've seen one package install
abort prematurely, with 4.8-REL, 't was Kerberos IV. I don't recall
what failed with 4.9-RC1.
BTW, I fdisk'ed and disklabel'ed fine, but I didn't install a MBR
(because it's a dual-boot machine with GRUB stage1 in the MBR). ANY
efforts to boot 4.8-REL or 4.9-RC1 via chainloader fail. I'm using
I'm getting "Not UFS" from the loader. The computer has one of these
broken AWARD BIOS 4.51PG versions that lock up when a drive >32GB is
attached, so it's using Ontrack Dynamic Drive Overlay V9.55. Any known
issues with that?
> I wouldn't rule out hardware problems even if linux runs fine on it.
OK, point taken.
> The thing I like about Dell hardware is that they have these *really*
> nifty diagnostics that pinpoint the most amazing little things, down
> to the individual chip in some instances.
I'd rather not ask about the price for Dell replacement parts after the
warranty has expired or is refused for the particular defect...
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