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Re: 5.0beta won't boot on a Dell Dimension 8400

On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 08:55:45PM -0500, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> I have two almost-identical Dell 8400s.  On one of them, I can't boot a
> 5.0beta installation CD from the other day -- I get an NMI panic.  (The
> exact version doesn't matter; I haven't been able to boot any -current
> for a while.) However, 4.99.72 from August 9 runs just fine.  Oddly
> enough, the other one has no trouble booting.
> If I go into the BIOS and change the disks from AHCI to ATA, however, I
> can boot.  The last line printed before the panic is
>       ahcisata0 port 0: device present, speed: 1.5Gb/s

Can you get a stack trace from here ?

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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