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Date:      Mon, 16 Nov 2009 23:26:30 -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:  <20091117072630.GB16655@thought.org>
In-Reply-To: <4ad871310911162028t7bf203cbs6ffa9e9c846380e@mail.gmail.com>
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On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 11:28:44PM -0500, Glen Barber wrote:
> Hi Gary,
> 
> On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 10:28 PM, Gary Kline <kline@thought.org> wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> 
> Very important location on your system after a (possible) panic.
> 
> >
> >> >
> >> >        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.
> >
> 
> Network configuration "should not" provoke a panic, unless the driver
> is at fault (which you have not stated which driver this is).
> 

	dunno about the driver.  doubt it.  anyway, busy fixing things
	while the power stays on!


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