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

Jonathan jonathan.michael.stewart
Sun Jun 13 15:06:39 EDT 2004

pete wright wrote:

> On Jun 13, 2004, at 2:21 PM, Jonathan wrote:
>> 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 off GENERIC 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).
> thanks for the info, also when you boot with newer builds where does 
> the boot process hang?  I noticed some error messages relating to an 
> ATA disk, altho i am not sure those are just diagnostics or what yet.
The ATA messages may have something to do with the fact I have a pair of
hard drives on an IDE cable but not powered, just guessing there.  I can
actually make it into single user mode but as soon as I try ANY command, 
valid or otherwise, sh crashes.  It crashes on its own going into 
multiuser mode.  How hard would it be to do a buildworld for a Pentium 
233 on my Athlon XP desktop?  I should just need to NFS mount /usr/obj 
and /usr/src to do the installkernel and installworld correct?  Also my 
messages seem to not be properly wrapped when I send them but they look 
fine while composing are they OK (Using Thunderbird 0.6)?


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