panic during install: "page fault while in kernel mode"

Chris Pressey cpressey at
Wed May 7 19:04:05 PDT 2003

On Wed, 07 May 2003 00:30:33 -0500
Chris Pressey <cpressey at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm trying to install FreeBSD 4.8-RC2 (just because it happens to be
> the latest version of FreeBSD that I have a CD for) on a second-hand
> PC.
> The computer's BIOS ("Award Modular BIOS 4.50PG") claims that it is a
> "6x86-P166+".  I don't know the make of the motherboard (there are no
> obvious identifying marks that I could find on the portion that's
> visible with the case open.)

Figured out what was causing it to page fault!  Had to disable "CPU
External Cache" in the BIOS settings.  It's installing now :)


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