Kernel Panic on Install

Jason Stewart jstewart at
Thu Nov 20 05:34:47 PST 2003

On 20/11/03 01:24 -0500, Todd Kennedy wrote:
> Hello...
> I'm trying to install FreeBSD 4.9 (from the Mini CD ISO) on my system, 
> yet the instant it tries to load the driver for my ethernet card, it 
> has a Fatal trap 12.

Hi Todd,

Did you try testing your memory extensively? I've had bad memory work
fine in one OS and perform really badly in another. Memtest86
( has worked well for me in the past, but
I've had times when it wouldn't work, especially when the BIOS
reserves a chunk of memory that happens to be bad :)


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