fatal trap 12

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Tue Apr 6 02:20:37 PDT 2004

On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 06:24:12PM -0700, wjbaker at canada.com wrote:
> Were installing 5.2 from discs we purchased from BSD
> Mall. The system starts to load, The daeman page shows
> up with the boot options. What ever we pick it ends up
> showing the Error message: Fatal trap 12: page fault
> while in Kernel mode.
> any suggestions?



Yes -- I know that your system died with Signal 12 and that question
is talking about Signal 11, but it is applicable.  Suspect your
hardware first.  Do what you can to rule out hardware problems before
you do anything else.

You might want to try booting the install media in the 'No ACPI' mode.
If you're trying to install on a multi-processor nForce2 board, you
might need to disable apic and smp as well -- see


What ever you do, aim to upgrade to 5.2.1-RELEASE-pN as soon as
possible: 5.2 had some nasty bugs, which is why 5.2.1 was released.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                       26 The Paddocks
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