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Date:      Thu, 14 Sep 1995 10:56:46 +0930 (CST)
From:      Michael Smith <>
To: (Qingyan Zhao)
Subject:   Re: fail to install freebsd2.0.5
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from "Qingyan Zhao" at Sep 13, 95 11:13:49 am

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Qingyan Zhao stands accused of saying:
> 	Yesterday, we also ran the BIOS ram test, we have 8M ram, all are good.

You BIOS RAM test won't find the sort of problems that you are seeing.
What you have looks _very_ much like a RAM timing problem.  Reset your 
BIOS config to the defaults and try again; then try swapping in memory
from another machine.

FreeBSD pounds memory harder than _anything_ else I've seen.

> 	last question: we are wondering what freebsd is trying to do after it
> finished building up file systems on all partition, 'cause that is the point
> of failure, it should give us useful hint.

Lots of things; there are a ppile of new things happening at that point,
which is as good a reason as any for something new to crop up.

> qingyan

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