Subject: Re: Install failure
To: Dave Burgess <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 11/08/1994 18:21:26
> > symptoms. I can boot the aha kernel from floppy and everything works fine.
> > As soon as I boot the kernel from the harddisk (connected to the ncr 53810)
> > it will crash after the "changing root device to sd0a" message. Is there
> > anything obvious I could have done wrong?
> I hate to even suggest it, but it sounds like the standard disk geometry
> problem. There is a lot of stuff in the FAQ about disk geometry. Some
> of it may apply to your problem.
> If you can boot up with the floppy, try running pfdisk to see what the
> controller thinks the drive looks like when the drive resets. It might
> be different then you installed with. If this is true, then all kinds
> of wonderful (another word for weird) things could be happening...
also I plan to use the machine for NetBSD only, I followed your advice and
used the bios geometry (i.e. the one reported by de.exe) instead of
the real disk geometry. I also checked /mnt/dev and it is populated and
there are entries for sd0*. So what else could be wrong?
Thank's - Matthias
PS: The panic is a "fatal pagefault in supervisor mode" (vm_fault(f8197430,
8000, 1, 0)).