Subject: Re: i386 -current install floppies vs DeLL
To: Takahiro Kambe <>
From: Paul B Dokas <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/16/1999 22:33:40
On Wed, 17 Feb 1999, Takahiro Kambe wrote:
> > Then I copied the fdset/boot[12].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:

1400000+1670000+[10000+15000]+6500000000read strings

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                                  
Don Juan Matus:  "an enigma wrapped in mystery wrapped in a tortilla."