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Date:      Mon, 16 Nov 2009 19:28:33 -0800
From:      Gary Kline <kline@thought.org>
To:        Glen Barber <glen.j.barber@gmail.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: panic? i386 on dell duo
Message-ID:  <20091117032833.GA16284@thought.org>
In-Reply-To: <4ad871310911161657y2d9bcf53k176548bdd7bfa825@mail.gmail.com>
References:  <20091116225850.GA15661@thought.org> <4ad871310911161657y2d9bcf53k176548bdd7bfa825@mail.gmail.com>

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On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 07:57:19PM -0500, Glen Barber wrote:
> Hi
> 
> On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 5:58 PM, Gary Kline <kline@thought.org> wrote:
> >
> >        something panicked my dell.  more than twice.  i have loaded, the
> >        i386 7.2-R Dvd.  the panic was something like
> >
> >        PHY#1
> >        panic[y/n]y
> 
> Do you have a crash report in /var/crash ?
> 

	no, nada.  i didnt know about /var/crash until now, thanks for the 
	datapoint.  it is empty.


> >
> >        then something about cpu 0 being involved.
> >
> >        i have the 8.0 rc3 bootonly.iso cd.  should i try that?  or did
> >        dell ship me a bad computer?
> >
> 
> I'll keep my opinions to myself...
> 

	well, i'd laugh, glen, but i hurt my back twisting over to my right
	[[ with my left hand]] to use the dell keybd.   yes, why would any
	body do anybody else a bad deed.

	here is more complete version of the events of the day.  

	my network bud down in dallas is helping me get the dell as my 
	new server.  my old hp kayak is from 1998 and on its death-bed.

	okay: i have 7.2-R, i386.  installs fine.   jon horne changed the 
	IP that the op sys | DHCP suite chose from 10.47.0.112 to
	10.47.0.230.  i do not know why, but he change the ifconfig line in
	/etc/rc.conf from ="DHCP" to ="inet 10.47.0.230 netmask 10.0.0.255"
	or something similar.  jon says that the IP can't or shouldn't be
	D=Dynamic but stable.  surely this is right. ---in my old config
	prior to jan 2008 or dec 2007 i had every local IP tied down in a 
	file in /usr/local/etc/dhcpd.conf [or similar].  it worked
	flawlessly.  now i am using pfSense and i *think* there is a config
	file in there that makes local IP's stable.

	anybody know if i'm right?

	anyway, after my dell was reset to 0.230 from 0.112, things began to 
	fail.  i do not know very much about networking or dhcp; just enough
	to know that if something works, that is a Good sigh!

	i need to move over my /etc/namedb/* files; i need to set up mail--
	dovecot[?]; and lastly, apache22.  i've got the files, just don't
	know how-to make the switch from my 1998 server to my 2009 
	computer.

	thanks to all who have read this far.  ideas, suggestions very
	welcome.  a severe wind storm tonight may take down my network any
	time.  sooner is better, :-)

	gary

> >        ideas?
> >
> >        gary
> >
> >
> >
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Glen Barber

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