Strange Problem 2

Martin Smith martin at chiron-s.demon.co.uk
Tue Apr 11 16:33:01 BST 2000


On Tue, 11 Apr 2000, Serge @ Intraforum wrote:

> At 10:20 11/04/2000 , you wrote:
> >OK, next - I have just bought FreeBSD 4.0 and am trying to install
> >it on an AMD Athlon 600, 128Mb RAM, Voodoo3 3000 etc.  Either trying
> >to boot from CD or boot floppies it hangs after
> >
> >         BTX loader 1.00 BTX version is 1.01
> >
> >I have also tried the FreeBSD 3.2 CD but get the same problem - does
> >anyone know if there is a problem with Athlons?
> 
> I'm not sure about AMD Athlons, but I had various problems with AMD K6 
> processors (resulting, in particular, in Signal 11 when compiling the 
> kernel - more info from http://www.bitwizard.nl/sig11) .. after CPU 
> replacement everything was back to normal .. also try to replace memory, it 
> might help

I have never had any probs with K6-2's under 3.2 or 3.4, have seen a
positive reply to use of Athlon under 4.0 on c.u.b.f.m recently, swapping
processor and memory sounds a sensible test


-- 
Martin Smith





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