cannot install freebsd 6.0

Stephen Krauth stephenk at
Sun Jan 22 17:42:12 PST 2006

On Wed, 18 Jan 2006, Kris Kennaway wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 07:49:12PM -0800, Stephen Krauth wrote:
>> I'm unable to even boot the FreeBSD 6.0 install CD (i386 version).  I have
>> an AMD64 with an Nvidia nForce 3 250Gb based motherboard (MSI K8N Neo
>> Platinum), currently running 4.10-RELEASE. The 6.0 boot cd dies with:
>>   panic: pmap_mapdev: couldn't alloc kernel virtual memory
>> This happens right after the agp0 load message.  I tried disabling ACPI
>> with no luck.
>> Please help!  I've been a FreeBSD user for almost 10 years and it would be
>> disappointing to give up now...
> Did you
> a) Verify the checksum of your iso image,

No but that's a good idea.  I just checked the image and it's fine.  I 
also did md5 checks between the image and the CD to see if it burned 
properly and all looks good.

> and/or
> b) Try the amd64 version?

No...  I tried the amd64 version over a year ago (maybe 5.2 release?) 
and had loads of problems building ports.  Since I use FreeBSD for my
desktop machine, I depend on lots of them.  It seems doubtful that all 
those ports now build without problems under amd64, but what do you 

- Steve K

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