5.4-release install problem

Bryan Maynard bryan.maynard at reallm.com
Thu Aug 4 18:12:24 GMT 2005

>I went and tried to look at the scrolling text.  It had several
> columsn with "in" "err" "ef1" "cip".  Their is a line that says:
>BTX Halted.
>I'm pretty sure this is not the normal boot process.  I'll look at the
>handbook as suggested.

I found this when I Googled BTX Halted. ss:esp= :
| BTX Loader 1.00 BTX version is 1.01
|> int=00000006  err=00000000  efl=00010246  eip=00001934
|> eax=00021d60  ebx=00000000  ecx=00000000  edx=ffffffff
|> esi=00000000  edi=00020c34  ebp=00094bec  esp=00094bdc
|> cs=0026  db=0033  es=0033  fs=0033  gs=0033  ss=0033
|> cs:eip=0f 44 d6 89 55 fc 46 83-2c b7 00 74 05 83 fa ff
|> ss:esp=00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 ff ff ff ff
|> BTX halted

|did you try a hard power reset after this message?  I have an old 
|IBM intellistation that does the same thing with 5.x.  After I install 
|I get the BTX halted, but if I cold boot it after the message it
|will boot.

It sounds like you get the BTX Halted error before you install, is that 
correct? If I remember correctly, the ISO image from the web site 
should have an MD5 hash. Have you compared the hash on the web site 
with the hash of the ISOs you downloaded?

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