Subject: Re: NetBSD 2.0 installation woes
To: Jurrie Lulofs <>
From: Andy Ruhl <>
List: port-hpcmips
Date: 01/19/2005 19:06:02
On Wed, 19 Jan 2005 6:34:00 -0600, Jurrie Lulofs <> wrote:
> Kelly,
>    I've already done/tried everything that you mentioned.  For network
> connectivity I used an Edimax-based 10baseT card.  I had no problems
> configuring the card (I kicked off an FTP based install from the MobilePro
> using one of the Internet ftp servers; NFS based attempts used a local
> i386 NetBSD NFS server).  To rule out networking issues I've gone to a
> local-storage based installation procedure (binary/sets on a CF in a
> PCMCIA adapter).  My target medium is a 512MB Sandisk CF card.
> In all cases I'm able to get the installs kicked off OK (though sometimes
> after failures I have to newfs the target NetBSD fs using an i386 NetBSD
> system).  Typically the installation is aborted (and the system is kicked
> into the debugger) while newfs is running or while the base set is being
> installed.
> Haven't you ever seen any "ISA IRQ 3 -> vrgiu0" or "panic: TLB out of
> universe" messages pop up during your installation attempts?
> Frustration is the key sentiment at this time.  The only things I can
> think of at the moment are to try to install 1.6.1 and/or to try to
> install the base system on another CF card.
> Any other ideas or words or wisdom would be appreciated.

Probably off topic, but mine still panics regularly when I:

o Try to mount the msdos part of the CF card
o Reboot, it panics right after when it syncs the disks

I can never seem to get a good stack out of it.

I keep meaning to try the current kernel to see if it's any better.