Subject: Re: NetBSD-1.5.2
To: Andy R <email@example.com>
From: James Tuman Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/29/2001 21:04:53
I have reinstalled NetBSD-1.5.2. Things seem to be working fine for
now. Ran some heavy compiling of communicator overnight, and no crashes.
Also, my problems with pkgsro seem to have disappeared.
Andy R wrote:
> --- James Tuman Nelson <email@example.com>
> > I have recently installed 1.5.2 on my 386 box, using
> > an 18Gbyte Seagate
> > Barracuda on a 2940 UW controller. Originally, I had
> > 1.5 on a Medalist
> > with the same controller.
> > I notice that things are not as reliable as before.
> > I have had a few
> > interesting panic crashes. One was caused by a
> > power outage, that
> > trashed my /. The result was that I had to reload
> > the entire operating
> > system. Fortunately, I was only experimenting with
> > 1.5.2. Since then I
> > have installed 1.5.2 on the same disk, and so far no
> > crashes. Still,
> > certain things do not appear to be consistent. For
> > a while, I could not
> > ping one of my other computers on my network, and
> > then I could after a
> > few reboots of the 386 box. Another time, I ran
> > pppd to open a
> > connection to the isp, and I could not read the
> > network table with
> > netstat -r. An ftp was holding up the process, and
> > everything recovered
> > after ^C out of ftp, without rebooting, so it was
> > not a crash.
> > Anyway, just some observations, in case anyone has
> > had similar
> > experiences. I am concerned that my 18Gbyte drive
> > may be defective.
> > Jim Nelson
> I have the 2940UW but I don't have that drive. Anyway,
> it was giving me some strange errors in the syslog
> about devices not being ready during the time they
> were being used and that kind of thing. So I upgraded
> tbe bios on the card to 2.2 I believe, and the problem
> was solved.
> Sounds like you have bigger issues than that, but I
> think you want to run the latest bios on that card
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