It might be hardware. Start with http://www.memtest86.com/
On Wed 2003-10-29 (11:31), [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > Yes, I used the upgrade tool in /stand/sysinstall and then ftp for the > upgrade. > > I tried a clean install from a 4.8 and 4.9 ISO disk and things still > collapse with the Xserver required fonts and whatever, then totally fails > on the kernel extraction. Can't figure what's up. > > Dan > > > Date sent: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 09:03:28 -0600 > From: "Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P." <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Copies to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Re: 4.8 on i386 > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > > > >Hello, > > >Are there issues with trying to install 4.8 on i386 machines? I've tried > > >upgrading from 4.2 on ISO cd to using the FTP site directly, even tried > > >a clean install from the ISO but the istall continues to fall apart while > > >retrieving anything with the Xserver and the binary itself. I just, this > > >AM, used the FTP direct upgrade (thinking my ISO burn was faulty), > > >skipped through the Xserve stuff that failed and allegedly did a > > >successful upgrade. On reboot I get: > > > > > >booting(kernel)... > > >can't load 'kernel' > > >can't load 'kernel.old' > > >no bootable kernel > > >ok > > > > > >I have a Mylex 760 raid card, is this the impediment? The 4.2 is > > >successful without a hitch. I have an AMI 3.0 bios, a Super p6dgs/dbs > > >motherboard. I've downloaded the ISO from different FTP sites and > > >still get the same result from ISO install attempts. Any words for the > > >unwise here? > > > > > >thanks, > > > > > >Dan > > > > > >[EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > > > > > > > > > > > > I won't call you unwise, but it's a loooong way from 4.2 > > to 4.8. If you've still got a 4.2 world and a 4.2 kernel, I'd > > try to use cvsup/makebuildworld/../../../mergemaster (etc.) > > to get to 4.4, then 4.6, then 4.8 or 4.9.............. > > > > Can you explain the phrase "FTP direct upgrade" a little > > more clearly? Do you mean using /stand/sysinstall? > > > > You may need to wait until some bigger brains see your > > question.... : ( > > > > Kevin Kinsey > > DaleCo, S.P. > > > > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" -- /~\ The ASCII ASCII stupid question, get a EBCDIC ANSI. \ / Ribbon Campaign John Oxley X Against HTML http://oxo.rucus.net/ / \ Email! oxo <at> rucus.ru.ac.za "Personally, I'd rather pay for my freedom than live in a bitmapped, pop-up-happy dungeon like NT." -- Thomas Scoville _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"