Subject: Re: i386 -current install floppies vs DeLL
To: Takahiro Kambe <email@example.com>
From: Paul B Dokas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/16/1999 22:33:40
On Wed, 17 Feb 1999, Takahiro Kambe wrote:
> > Then I copied the fdset/boot.fs files onto two floppies with dd.
> > With these floppies, the machine loads the kernel successfully, but at
> > the point where it should show the NetBSD banner, something like:
> In my case, while loading kernel, shows "read strings" and rebooted.
Now that you mention is, my machine did this also. During a normal
boot process, the loader prints out some numbers showing the different
sizes of the different parts of the kernel. In my case, the -current
floppies showed numbers something like this:
immediately followed by a reboot.
I'm not really sure what format the end of that line of number should
be (it is wiped by the reboot too quickly), but I do know that the
number that corresponds to the symbol table was *huge*. On the order
of 6GB, give or take a few zeros.
Paul Dokas email@example.com
Don Juan Matus: "an enigma wrapped in mystery wrapped in a tortilla."