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Date:      Sat, 5 Jul 97 10:29:18 -0000
From:      howie <>
To:        <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   help with installation
Message-ID:  <>

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I am trying (poorly) to install FreeBSD on my pc.  I am hoping you might 
be able to help me out.  I have a p133 with 48 megs of ram, and a 3com 
3c509 ether card with an adaptec aha152x scsi card as storage device.  
Doing the visual configuration of the kernel, I disable everything but 
the scsi card, the ether card and the floppy drive.  In addition, I leave 
on the mouse and the other device (syscon?) in that subsection.  All the 
irqs seem to configured correctly as the subsequent loading of the kernel 
shows all devices as they should be.  The startup sees the scsi card, 
waits for the device to settle, finds the Hard Drive, finds the ether 
card, then I get a few lines that say this:

changing root device to fd0c
panic: double fault

syncing disks

It will hang like this forever.  I have no idea what is wrong or how to 
get past this hurdle.  Can you help please?

Howie Schneider

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