"Fatal Trap 19" on initial install
kris at FreeBSD.org
Sat Mar 22 16:15:58 PDT 2008
Frank Solensky wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-03-22 at 19:08 +0100, Kris Kennaway wrote:
>> Frank Solensky wrote:
>>> .. I believe the "RAM parity error" is a red herring: I haven't
>>> had any problems running Linux or Vista on this machine and running
>>> Memtest86+ overnight didn't turn up any problems.
>>> http://updraft3.jp.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=i386/107564 appears
>>> to be similar but unresolved.
>>> Any suggestions? Thanks in advance..
>> The other OSes may be recovering (with performance penalty) from your
>> RAM errors due to additional code not present in FreeBSD. In my
>> experience this error is not a red herring, it indicates a real problem
>> with your memory.
> What form of memory testing does the install process use? Or is there
> some way to get more specific info about where the failure is occuring?
> It'll be easier for me to work with the manufacturer if I can give them
> more info about the failure.
No testing is done by the OS, these errors are being reported to it by
the hardware as they occur. Your BIOS may keep a log of ECC errors it
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