Installing FreeBSD

Roland Smith rsmith at
Thu Nov 27 04:51:27 PST 2008

On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 07:11:56PM -0800, Rommel Tan wrote:
> questions at questions at
> Dear Sir/Madam:
> Pleasant day!
> First of all, sorry if this enquiry shouldn’t be directed to you,
> please help me direct to the right person. 

The questions mailing list is OK.

> Few months ago I’ve purchase a FreeBSD book which includes an
> installation DVD for FreeBSD 6.1. I tried to install it in my Toshiba
> Satellite, Intel Centrino with current Windows XP SP3 OS after doing
> some partition. But, I’m stock with boot error; sorry I’m very new to
> this system; I tried to search for an answer but no to avail.

> Here is the last part of the error:
> .....
> Pci6: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib2
> Pci6: <network> at device 2.0 (no driver attached)
> Cbb0: <PCI-CArdBus Bridge> eme 0x8007000-0xb8007fff irq 16 at device 4.0 on pci6
> Cardbus0: <CardBus bus> on cbb0
> Pccard0: <16-bit PCCard> on cbb0
> Fwohci0: <1394 Open Host Controller Interface> mem 0xb8008000-0xb80087ff,0xb800000-0xb8003fff irq 18 at device 4.2 on pci6
> Fwohci0: OHCI version 1.10 (ROM=0)
> Fwohci0: No. Of Isochronous channels is 4.
> Fwohci0: EUI64 00:02:3f:58:69:40:a5:e6
> NMI ISA b0, EISA ff

Have a look at the following line. It tells you what is wrong.

> RAM parity error, likely hardware failure.

Your Random Access Memory is broken. This is a hardware failure and not
something that FreeBSD can fix. Try replacing the RAM modules.

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