Strange Problem 2

Simon Clayton Simon at
Wed Apr 12 14:17:16 BST 2000


Several people on the questions at list identified that it 
was actually the BIOS - apparently some of the Athlon motherboards
don't set the extended keyboard bit which made the install CD think
that the server was running via a serial terminal.

putting -h at the boot prompt fixed it.


-----Original Message-----
From: freebsd-users-admin at
[mailto:freebsd-users-admin at]On Behalf Of Robin Melville
Sent: 12 April 2000 12:10
To: Serge @ Intraforum
Cc: freebsd-users at
Subject: Re: Strange Problem 2

At 12:50 pm +0100 11/4/00, Serge @ Intraforum wrote:
>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 .. after 
>CPU replacement everything was back to normal .. also try to replace 
>memory, it might help

Are you sure it was the processor & not an incompatibility with the 
M/B? We run half a dozen FreeBSD hosts, all of which are K6. They're 



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