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Date:      Wed, 6 Nov 1996 22:00:06 -0800 (PST)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        Wailer <>
Subject:   Re: install woes
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <>

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On Wed, 6 Nov 1996, Wailer wrote:

> Can a machine get any slower than this?  386/16, 8 meg ram, 320 meg
> ESDI drive.  I've gotten past the evil of spare sectors, I've made
> the install program scan for bad blocks (of which there are 6)...
> but at some random interval into the install when copying from the
> network, I get the dreaded disk timeout failure which kills all.
> interrupt time out
> status 58<seekdone,drq> error 4<abort>
> interrupt time out
> status 58<seekdone,drq> error 1<no_dam>
> and then it all hangs.  Is this the kernel not waiting quite long 
> enough for this slow slow machine to return?  In the past (though
> not recently) this machine successfully ran netbsd (and with only
> 4 meg of ram too) so I'd like to think that the hardware isn't
> damaged.

Odd.  It's possible that it's taking too long, but ...?  Make sure no
devices are using IRQ 15.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:    | Residence Networking Assistant    | Computer Science Major

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