Subject: Re: SE/30 crash while booting (zero divide)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jim Lynch <email@example.com>
Date: 12/08/1993 04:11:05
>I am *so* close to getting MacBSD up and going... it's frustrating.
>When I boot, I get the grey bars and the screen clears with the boot stuff.
>It recognises my internal drive, then goes onto my external drive (where
>MacBSD and the A/UX partitions are), recognises it as an IBM, but then
>has a panic with a zero divide message before printing out the disk
>The SE/30 has 8MB ram, and the external disk is on SCSI 5, with one HFS
>partition, one A/UX root & usr partition, and one A/UX swap partition.
>This is with the kernal before the GENERIC release. I have downloaded this
>and the latest kernal, and will test them soon. Have any other SE/30 owners
>had these problems?
Yes; I'm having the same problem. Seems the problem might be in the card in
my slot. So far, I gather from the others here that any card being in the
slot will do it. I'll summerize the traffic I have been involved in so far:
Eric Johnson said:
>I had the same problem myself when I was new. Do you have an ethernet card,
>or some other card in the slot? The good news is that it is no big problem.
>What you need to do is download and install the updater from the download
>site (I think that it is "upate.cpt" and "README.update" or something). It
>fixes the divide by zero error with the new kernel. The card (If it is a
>net card) will not be supported on the unix side for a month or two, but it
>Jim Lynch asks:
>> I installed 1.tar thru 5.tar and tried booting and I got a zero divide panic.
To which Allen Briggs is replying:
>Where did you get the panic? Can you try running netbsd-current off of
>the sun-lamp archive and let me know what the results are?
>> I have an SE/30 running system 7.1 with a 68882 math coprocessor. I tried
>> with and without extensions and 32-bit (MODE32) mode.
>Did you upgrade to the '882? Do you have anything in the PDS slot?
>Anything else odd?
>> PS: Hi: I'm new here!
>(I'm writing this from an SE/30--there is hope)
>Allen Briggs Find the cost of freedom / Buried in the ground
>- end Mother Earth will swallow you / Lay your body down
> killing -
>firstname.lastname@example.org ***** MacBSD == NetBSD/Mac *****
Thanks for your reply.
I don't actually know where the 68882 is but a) my machine says it's there
and b) I once heard a faint rumor that a 68882 can go in a Radius mono 2 Pg
Display card (which I do have).
Continuing from Jim to Allen (Allen, you haven't read this yet):
I will try the sunlamp version. Tars 1 thru 5 ok?
Where did I get the panic? That's a no-brainer: in the computer room! <sorry.>
How can I know where I am when panic-stricken? I can say this: I never get
'login:' or a prompt or such. I think it might be right after the kernel
recognizes the card (it prints the card name.)