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Date:      Sun, 09 Dec 2001 12:16:37 -0800
From:      Mike Smith <msmith@freebsd.org>
To:        Thomas.Kovacs@t-online.de (Thomas Kovacs)
Cc:        "'Wilko Bulte'" <wkb@freebie.xs4all.nl>, "'Andrew Gallatin'" <gallatin@cs.duke.edu>, obrien@FreeBSD.ORG, freebsd-alpha@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: AW: AW: AW: as2100 unexpected machine check while installing 
Message-ID:  <200112092016.fB9KGbe01141@mass.dis.org>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Sun, 09 Dec 2001 11:33:06 PST." <000001c180e8$53f68f40$0100a8c0@rebecca> 

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Bug(s) in the Mylex driver.  Matthew Dodd has my controllers, so I can't 
fix this, sorry.  Pester him; he was going to maintain this driver. 8(


> Ok. I tried your build. The Mylex is being recognised. Disklabel is
> writing information's onto the disks and the "partitions" (sorry, still
> thinking in NT...) where successfully created. Then I choose "minimal"
> and the installation starts. And now to the part, where I was nearly
> started crying:
> 
> - the copy process gets slower and slower
> - it seems like the machine freezes
> 
> when I opened the console "alt+f2" I saw this nice messages:
> 
> -> mlx0: I/O error - attempt to write beyond end of drive
> 
> I updated the Mylex bios to 2.7 (3.xx would work but I don't know by now
> where to get this 2nd chip...) I went back to NT console and installed
> it. It worked...
> Restarted the FreeBSD installation. Same error.
> 
> Any ideas???
> 
> Thx, Thomas
> 
> -----Urspr=FCngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-freebsd-alpha@FreeBSD.ORG
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-alpha@FreeBSD.ORG] Im Auftrag von Wilko Bulte
> Gesendet: Sonntag, 2. Dezember 2001 23:54
> An: Andrew Gallatin; obrien@FreeBSD.ORG
> Cc: Thomas Kovacs; freebsd-alpha@FreeBSD.ORG
> Betreff: Re: AW: AW: as2100 unexpected machine check while installing
> 
> On Sun, Dec 02, 2001 at 09:51:32PM +0100, Wilko Bulte wrote:
> > On Sun, Dec 02, 2001 at 03:00:26PM -0500, Andrew Gallatin wrote:
> > >=20
> > > Thomas Kovacs writes:
> > >  > Me again...
> > >  >=20
> > >  > Back from holydays I tried to install FreeBSD on the alpha
> (AS2100
> > >  > 5/300). As I said before, I was able to boot. But with your disks
> the
> > >  > system is not recognizing my CD drive :( . Unfortunately the ftp
> > >=20
> 
> > >  > I'm willing to send out some fine German Christmas beer (strong,
> but
> > >  > good :).
> > >  >=20
> > >=20
> > > Wilko mentioned something about building an alpha snapshot last
> week.
> > > Perhaps he could post the install floppies..  That would be the
> > > easiest thing.
> >=20
> > I built a snapshot, after David trimmed the bootfloppy kernel
> (again..)
> > that worked OK. I'm waiting for David to tell me where he wants the
> > snapshot to go (it is destined for ftp-master I think).
> 
> For now it (the miniinst.iso; disc2.iso is still uploading) is as
> http://people.freebsd.org/~wilko/alpha-snap
> 
> I'm waiting for David's input on how to get it on ftp-master.
> 
> Wilko
> [who likes German beer BTW ;) ]
> --=20
> |   / o / /_  _   		email: 	wilko@FreeBSD.org
> |/|/ / / /(  (_)  Bulte		Arnhem, The Netherlands=09
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