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Date:      Sun, 9 Dec 2001 11:33:06 -0800
From:      Thomas.Kovacs@t-online.de (Thomas Kovacs)
To:        "'Wilko Bulte'" <wkb@freebie.xs4all.nl>, "'Andrew Gallatin'" <gallatin@cs.duke.edu>, <obrien@FreeBSD.ORG>
Cc:        <freebsd-alpha@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   AW: AW: AW: as2100 unexpected machine check while installing
Message-ID:  <000001c180e8$53f68f40$0100a8c0@rebecca>
In-Reply-To: <20011203085355.A93421@freebie.xs4all.nl>

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Ok. I tried your build. The Mylex is being recognised. Disklabel is
writing information's onto the disks and the "partitions" (sorry, still
thinking in NT...) where successfully created. Then I choose "minimal"
and the installation starts. And now to the part, where I was nearly
started crying:

- the copy process gets slower and slower
- it seems like the machine freezes

when I opened the console "alt+f2" I saw this nice messages:

-> mlx0: I/O error - attempt to write beyond end of drive

I updated the Mylex bios to 2.7 (3.xx would work but I don't know by now
where to get this 2nd chip...) I went back to NT console and installed
it. It worked...
Restarted the FreeBSD installation. Same error.

Any ideas???

Thx, Thomas

-----Urspr=FCngliche Nachricht-----
Von: owner-freebsd-alpha@FreeBSD.ORG
[mailto:owner-freebsd-alpha@FreeBSD.ORG] Im Auftrag von Wilko Bulte
Gesendet: Sonntag, 2. Dezember 2001 23:54
An: Andrew Gallatin; obrien@FreeBSD.ORG
Cc: Thomas Kovacs; freebsd-alpha@FreeBSD.ORG
Betreff: Re: AW: AW: as2100 unexpected machine check while installing

On Sun, Dec 02, 2001 at 09:51:32PM +0100, Wilko Bulte wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 02, 2001 at 03:00:26PM -0500, Andrew Gallatin wrote:
> >=20
> > Thomas Kovacs writes:
> >  > Me again...
> >  >=20
> >  > Back from holydays I tried to install FreeBSD on the alpha
(AS2100
> >  > 5/300). As I said before, I was able to boot. But with your disks
the
> >  > system is not recognizing my CD drive :( . Unfortunately the ftp
> >=20

> >  > I'm willing to send out some fine German Christmas beer (strong,
but
> >  > good :).
> >  >=20
> >=20
> > Wilko mentioned something about building an alpha snapshot last
week.
> > Perhaps he could post the install floppies..  That would be the
> > easiest thing.
>=20
> I built a snapshot, after David trimmed the bootfloppy kernel
(again..)
> that worked OK. I'm waiting for David to tell me where he wants the
> snapshot to go (it is destined for ftp-master I think).

For now it (the miniinst.iso; disc2.iso is still uploading) is as
http://people.freebsd.org/~wilko/alpha-snap

I'm waiting for David's input on how to get it on ftp-master.

Wilko
[who likes German beer BTW ;) ]
--=20
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