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Date:      Tue, 15 May 2001 09:18:46 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Andrew Gallatin <>
To:        "ronald" <>
Cc:        <freebsd-alpha@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: installation..
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001c0dce6$cde72400$>
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ronald writes:
 > heloo..i've alpha server 800/400 system's can i use that machine to install
 > freebsd ??
 > i;been try install using 'ftp'...and finished ..but when i boot from srm
 > console ..the machine halted..
 > >>>b dka0
 > .
 > .
 > .
 > halt code =2
 > kernel stack not valid halt
 > PC =fffffc00005c8190
 > how should i do next ??

How is your disk layed out?  You *must* have the root partition be 'a'
and be the first partition on the disk.  If you, for example, put
another partition first on the disk (such as 'b'), that would explain
your boot failure.

Andrew Gallatin, Sr Systems Programmer
Duke University				Email:
Department of Computer Science		Phone: (919) 660-6590

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