5.3 kernel panic: ufs_dirbad during installation

Doug White dwhite at gumbysoft.com
Tue Nov 9 18:19:30 PST 2004

On Tue, 9 Nov 2004, Dennis Koegel wrote:

> Hi,
> I tried to install 5.3-RELEASE from a freshly downloaded miniinst.iso
> yesterday. Target: old PII/233 with 64mb. HDD being a Maxtor IDE 4gb
> which I told sysinstall to use completely.
> When sysinstall does newfs, the kernel panics: ufs_dirbad, "mangled
> entry". Tried again, same story.

This is usually indicative of storage problems (writes not completing,
etc.).  I'd download the Maxtor diagnostic tool and run it against your
disk to verify it is working correctly.

Could also be badly damaged memory or malfunctioning CPU corrupting data
in transit.

Doug White                    |  FreeBSD: The Power to Serve
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