Trying to install 5.3-Beta

David E. Meier dev at
Wed Sep 1 06:03:36 PDT 2004

> On Tue, Aug 31, 2004 at 07:10:00PM +0200,
>  David E. Meier probably wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I thought I'd give 5.3-Beta a try on a P4 and Intel board. Installation
>> (without X) goes smooth until I exit sysinstall for the first boot. The
>> system stops and prompts with the following output. I tried twice to
>> install it with different outcome:
>> 1st try:
>> [thread 100003]
>> Stopped at   kse_create+0x430:   addb   %al,0(%eax)
>> db>
>> 2nd try:
>> [thread 100037]
>> Stopped at   w_data+0x180b:   addb   %al,0(%eax)
>> db>
>> I have no clue, what this is all about. If more specific information
>> about
>> the hardware is needed to track down the problem I can append it, of
>> course.
> What is before this output?

There was nothing shown before. It happend right after I hit the exit button.

> addb %al,0(%eax) is 00 00 hex, could it be bad memory?

Well, all the components in this PC are new and the RAM's are higher
priced tested ones. Is there a memtest I could run? Dave.

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