On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 03:01:53PM +0200, Alain G. Fabry wrote: > Have a issue here. I've been running FreeBSD 6.3 release for about 6 > months now without problem. Then last week I purchase another external > HD and installed release 7.0. > Everything went great for about 3 weeks. Then suddenly my 7.0 started > to crash (kde freezing, sudden reboots, etc). The first time happened > when I was performing a portsnap on a FreeBSD Qemu session. It came up > to the point where this 7.0 installation wasn't workable anymore. > > Since I need to work to earn money as the rest of us, I fell back to > my 6.3 release external HD -> copied over my data files and now I'm > starting to get the same symthoms. > > Input/output errors, reboot when performing a simple 'man > something'. -> could this be a virus or something?
More likely bad hardware, bad RAM in particular. Or a power supply that's about to give up. > I'm not sure how or what I can do to find out what could be the cause > of this problem? Run a memory test program. Use a health monitoring program like mbmon to check if the on-board voltage and temperature sensors produce strange values. Hardware problems are notoriously difficult to debug. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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