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Date:      Tue, 1 Jul 1997 15:31:48 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Annelise Anderson <>
To:        qjak9435 <>
Cc:        Questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD installation failure
Message-ID:  <>
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On Tue, 1 Jul 1997, qjak9435 wrote:

> I'm writing you today because for about a week now I've been trying to
> install FreeBSD on my system.  I am installing it from a recent cd-rom
> media edition 2.2.2 release.
> Ok, lets start off with the problem.  When I boot from my cd-rom to enter
> the installation stage everything starts out fine.  It boots up the kernel
> successfully and brings me to the next step which is the kernel
> configuration table.  From there, I have 3 choices.  I always choose the
> visual mode for kernel entry modifications.  Next, I arrive at another
> screen that is my userconfig table and here's the problem.  At the top of
> the screen it tells me that I have 23 device conflicts.  Now, it seems, my
> only choice is to reconfigure every device to avoid conflicts. 
> So, what I decided to do next is disable any drivers in the active range
> of the list that aren't present in my system.


> Then, alter the drivers
> parameters in the editor table.

As a general statement, the parameters in the table have to match the
hardware.  Thus, a first step is really to find out about your hardware--
from Microsoft's msd, from the hardware manuals, or whatever.  For
example, I have a SCSI controller card at a "330" location.  I cannot
arbitrarily put this somewhere else using the editor table, or FreeBSD
won't be able to find it.  

> After, I pressed the q key to save the
> parameters and exit.  Then, I was presented with a type of menu describing
> the type of installation I wanted.  I chose the novice installation as
> recommended.  Now, I have a dialog box telling me that the operating
> system was installed with errors and that I should go trough the debugging
> process of VTY1.  I don't have a clue of what VTY1 debugging means.

Try pressing Alt F2--another screen where there should be some messages.
Alt F1 to return to the prior screen (I think). 
> I also need to mention that at some point during the installation I
> encountered two panic incidents that forced my system to shutdown.  The
> two panic strings that were caught: signal 10 and 11. 
> Ok, my questions are as follows:
> 1) How do I use the VTY1 debugging mode?
> 2) Is there some way to avoid having to reconfigure every device on my
>    system?

You only have to do this once, if you do it right.

> 3) What do these panics represent?
> I hope I gave you all the details needed to help me resolve the problems. 
> If you need more details or info please feel free to email. 
> Thank you for your time and understanding.

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