[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD ISO's

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Tue Aug 24 12:45:25 EDT 2004

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: george at galis.org
Date:  Tue, 24 Aug 2004 11:26:43 -0400

>On Tue, Aug 24, 2004 at 10:47:18AM -0400, freebsd wrote:
>>I was thinking, I am getting "Write failures" not "read failures"
>>so does that mean anything? I would think its more a hard drive
>>problem. Another symptom is that when it is copying from the cd it
>>slows down to like 3kbps from like 1700kbps, then it fails. This also
>>only happens when I try to do a full install with all the options. If
>>I do a minimal install its ok, but I do get that "signal 11" message,
>>but then the machine boots ok and I can log in and get on the net and
>not sure about freeBSD, but you might can use ctrl-f2 (or 3,4,5,6...)
>durring the install to see a logging console and determine exactly what
>device the error is coming from. a remote guess: if "Write failures"
>only happen when you do 'full install' that would suggest HD faliure
>(when getting to that part of the drive), as would the slowdown if it is
>resetting/retrying the disk when it errors. :-\ Try the 'badblocks -w -v
>-v' program from some OS on a cdrom distro...
>// George
>George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE
>http://galis.org/george/ cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george at galis.org
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I just got email from rackmount.com and they said they tested the install of 4.1 and it was flawless. They said a signal 11 was most likely a bad piece of hardware and that they are shipping me a new unit with 4.1 installed and that I have 14 days to send back the first unit to avoid being charged for a second machine. So whoever said signal 11 was a hardware issue was right on (as I assumed they were).

Rackmount.com has been a pleasure to deal with from initial sale all the way through this issue, I can't say enough about how fast their customer service responds.

Also having this list to bounce these newbie questions off of has been a great help and I want to send a big thanks out for all the answers and tips I have gotten so far. THANKS ALL!

I am going to try the tips above anyway so I can get a feel for the debug process on install, I had no idea that you could hit ctrl alt whatever to see these messages, and as I am sure they are documented I just don't have time to read the entire text to find these tricks and am not a real text book type of person, everything I know about computers has been learned from hacking around for 15 years and this type of list makes it alot easier to hack around.


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