[nycbug-talk] Help getting FreeBSD current to boot (5.2.1 releasedoes work)

G. Rosamond george
Sun Jun 13 14:24:30 EDT 2004


>-----Original Message-----
>From: talk-bounces at lists.nycbug.org 
>[mailto:talk-bounces at lists.nycbug.org] On Behalf Of Jonathan
>Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2004 2:21 PM
>To: pete wright
>Cc: talk at lists.nycbug.org
>Subject: Re: [nycbug-talk] Help getting FreeBSD current to 
>boot (5.2.1 releasedoes work)
>pete wright wrote:
>> On Jun 13, 2004, at 11:44 AM, Jonathan wrote:
>>> Dan Langille wrote:
>>>> On 13 Jun 2004 at 11:08, Jonathan wrote:
>>>>> Wold anyone be willing to help me get a -current kernel 
>to boot on 
>>>>> my computer?  As the subject says 5.2.1-release boots 
>fine but any 
>>>>> recent (within a month +) -current fails to boot successfully.  I 
>>>>> can test any patches etc. the machine is just sitting right now 
>>>>> while I try to get it to work.  I don't have a null modem 
>cable and 
>>>>> really don't want to pay Radioshack prices for one but I 
>will if I 
>>>>> need to.  I'm located on FT Drum if anyone is willing to help in 
>>>>> person and lives nearby or knows someone nearby who may 
>help.  I'd 
>>>>> really like to get FreeBSD -current running because I 
>want to stick 
>>>>> with 5.x and 5.2.1 release has several known security issues.  I 
>>>>> will probably switch to -stable when it becomes 5-stable.
>> i'm game to help you out but i think the folks on the list 
>would need a 
>> bit more info your setup, like hardware specs etc.  also if 
>you could 
>> post the output of a "dmesg."  also, are you trying to boot 
>> or is this a custom kernel?  If custom, try booting off GENERIC.  
>> finally, i would post the "uname" of the release that boots fine.
>> -p
>Booting GENERIC 5.2.1 and trying GENERIC -current
>The computer is a Pentium I 233MHz with 128MB RAM (My desktop has 
>problems too but the 233 computer will be dedicated to FreeBSD 
>so I want 
>to get it working first).  I have a site I can post anything 
>on to avoid 
>large on-list messages as well if that would be better for 
>this list.  I 
>will post a transcription of the error messages and a boot -v 
>later but 
>I'm in the middle of a 12 hour buildworld/buildkernel (trying -current 
>dated 5 May 2004 to see if that works).

I actually think this list doesn't get *enough* long dmesgs.


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