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Date:      Fri, 26 May 2000 19:46:49 -0700
From:      "Donald and Rosalyn Fast" <d_rfast@telus.net>
To:        "Jim Freeze" <jim@freeze.org>
Cc:        <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: Widespread panics on install of 4.0 -solved (at least partly)
Message-ID:  <000001bfc785$ce4269e0$9232e8d8@bc.hsia.telus.net>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSF.4.21.0005252135370.73231-100000@web2.sea.nwserv.com>

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Thanks Jim,

I changed the BIOS timing for memory to be less aggressive  - still no success in installing.
I removed case cover, and put a portable fan blowing over CPU this lowered CPU temp from
49 deg C to 34 deg C and MB temp from 35 deg C to 24 deg C and SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLED.

It is time for a small hardware upgrade of a new case and cooling fan(s).

I then configured and browsed FreeBSD for 30 minutes until I got a panic when installing 
GNOME (after installing multiple dependencies, but not yet finished).
(successfully ran fsck to fix the damage)

30 minutes is about twice as long as any previous use.  So I think I am getting somewhere.

thanks again,

Donald Fast

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG]On Behalf Of Jim Freeze
> Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2000 9:57 PM
> To: Donald and Rosalyn Fast
> Cc: freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
> Subject: Re: Widespread panics on install of 4.0
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Thu, 25 May 2000, Donald and Rosalyn Fast wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I hope someone can point out a way to install v4 on my machine. 
> > 2 (distant) choice) hardware replacement suggestions.
> > 
> > I have set of v3.1 CDs (which came with a recently purchased Complete FreeBSD 2nd ed).
> > This version will install properly and work.  
> 
> Is this on the same hardware?
> 
> > When attempting to install ( with msdos, ftp or CD-ROM) v4.0 various panic situations 
> > arise.  All install methods will configure (both with and without an initial kernel config)
> > and start the installation (of # 9  X-User ).  At various points during the install the
> > system panics and FreeBSD is then not bootable.  try again (or boot into windows, search
> > and reread information on the web).
> > 
> > Is there anything that needs to be changed for AMD K6(2)-400?
> > 
> > panic: page fault
> > syncing disks ... 471 [repeated 20 times]
> > giving up on 246 buffers
> > uptime: 10m47s
> > 
> > MSDOS (4-20000520-stable, also tried 4.0-RELEASE)
> > from c:\freeBSD folder
> > panic: ffs_valloc: dup alloc
> > syncing disks 188 162 12 1 1 1 1 1 1 (total of 17 x 1)
> > uptime: 6m54s
> > 
> 
> Whoa, this is deja-vu. I built my own system.
> First I started with a K6/2-350, but the thing kept having problems.
> I replaced the motherboard, thought it was bad, still had panics. Then the
> sales guy noticed that I was running the bus speed at 95Mhz (which the
> K6 manual says to). He thought that was the cause of the problem since he
> had reports from 'those in the know' that the chip couldn't actually
> handle that speed. So I clocked it at 66MHz, still had problems.
> 
> Finally I got fed up with that chip and bought a K6/2-450 (1 month
> later it was only $20 more). This chip was
> supposed to be better. But, still, panic problems. Now this computer guy
> was somewhat informed, but he wasn't an EE. He did not use thermal puddy
> between the chip and the fan. So I figure that the chip may be thermally
> challenged. Then I got some help from this list (can't remember who) who
> said that their K6 was frequency challenged, and clocked their 450 down
> to 300MHz and then it worked 100%.
> 
> I decided to try it in stages, so I clocked mine down to 400MHz. It
> worked! The chip stabalized. Now, I did not take the time to verify if it
> was thermal and/or frequency problems--I didn't care as long as I could
> get it to work.
> 
> > Donald Fast
> > a not-yet-successful user of FreeBSD
> 
> So, short of getting a real pentium chip, lower the clock on your K6, make
> sure there is thermal compound between the fan and the cpu  and
> give it a whirl. Hopefully this make you a successful FreeBSD user.
> 
> >        Processor Type: AMD-K6(tm) 3D processor  
> 
> For grins, I renamed my computer eeyore. Now I always remember that its a
> little slow.
> 
> Good luck
> 
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