FreeBSD installation problem

Johan Paul mailing-lists at
Thu Aug 7 05:31:18 PDT 2003

>> I've tried to install FreeBSD 4.8 Stable on my computer about 5 times
>> but every damn time I get an error when the installation reaches the
>> dependence install. I get an error messages saying something "... error
>> code -1 Please check the debug screen for more info". When I press
>> ALT+F2 I see a screen saying something like "gzip ... crc error".
> I've seen similar problems when memory was on the way out...

Or maybe a broken memory chip? The XFree packages tend to be large enough
to occupy large portions of the memory and the package gets corrupted when
the installer tries to read it back from the memory.

Try running memtest86.


Johan Paul

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