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Date:      Wed, 29 Jul 1998 15:27:17 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        Aled Treharne <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Problem with boot.flp
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000101bdba52$ca73c030$>

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On Tue, 28 Jul 1998, Aled Treharne wrote:

> I'm having a serious problem trying to install 2.2.5 onto a PC from the
> original CD's.
> While booting from the floppy I get this error:
> Fatal trap 9: general protection fault while in kernel mode
> instruction pointer	=	0x8:0xf01aad71
> stack pointer		=	0x10:0xefbfff98
> frame pointer		=	0x10:0xefbfffb0
> code segment		=	base 0x0, limit 0xfffff, type 0x1b,
> 				DPL 0, pres 1, def32 1, gran 1
> processor eflags	=	resume, IOPL=0
> current process 		=	0 ()
> interrupt mask		=	net tty bio
> panic: general protection fault
> Could someone please help me out on this problem? The machine is a Cyrix M2
> 200 with 40Mb RAM, 8.2Gb Quantum fireball, 2.4Gb Samsung HDD's, Panasonic
> 24Max CDROM drive, 3C509 TPO ethernet card, S3 Virge VX 2Mb Graphics card.
> I'll be happy to supply more info on anything if anyone needs it, and I TIA
> for any help.

Pull a SIMM out.  2.2.5's installer had a particular beef with 40 (or was
it 48)MB systems.  

For boot problems, including a snippet of the lines just above the panic
is helpful for knowning exactly where it exploded.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:    | Residence Networking Assistant    | Computer Science Major

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