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Date:      Sat, 11 Jan 2003 14:59:52 -0800
From:      "Joel M. Baldwin" <>
To:        "Gary W. Swearingen" <>, freebsd-current@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: 5.0-RC2 won't install (zf_read & vm_fault) while 4.7 will
Message-ID:  <673066648.1042297192@[]>
In-Reply-To: <o03co0fowx.co0@localhost.localdomain>
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--On Friday, January 10, 2003 5:36 PM -0800 "Gary W. Swearingen" 
<> wrote:

> I got an old P100 I'm preparing for NAT duty at a Linux meeting and I
> tried to install 5.0-RC2 on it.  Near end of mfsroot.flp loading I
> get:
>     zf_read: unexpected EOF
> but it continues booting.  Just after normal msgs about fd0 & ppc, it
> starts spewing unending messages so fast I can't read them well.
> Something like this, over and over:
>     vm_fault: pager read error pid 1 error 5 [...]
>     spec_getpages: (md0) [...]
> I bit-checked the CD and floppies and they're good.

Try making another floppy.  I've thought I had a good floppy
before and gotten that error.

Get another floppy, format it, copy the boot.flp image onto it,
and see if you're still having the errors.

> Apparently I have an Intel chipset.  From boot msgs:
>     Intel 82371SB PCI to ISA bridge
>     Intel PIIX3 ATA controller
>     fdc0 NEC 72065B or clone
> The 'puter installs Linux and FreeBSD 4.7 OK (except only Linux
> will boot from the CD).
> There were only a few msgs at with that error msg
> and not much help, but then I don't need 5.0 and so don't need help.
> BTW, that "md0" looked interesting to me because I just had this error
> on my main 5.0 (08'jan'03) system when trying to fix my script which
> uses (used) obsolete "vnconfig".
> $ XXX=$(mdconfig -a -t vnode -u 0 /big/ftp/pub/5.0-RC2-i386-disc1.iso)
> mdconfig: ioctl(/dev/mdctl): Bad address
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