On Tue, Nov 18, 2003 at 07:16:29AM -0800, Craig Caughlin wrote: > I'm brand new to FreeBSD (but I've worked with Unix and Linux a little). I'm > trying to install FreeBSD, but I constantly get this Fatal Trap 12: page > fault while in kernel mode error. I don't know where to begin to try and > solve this so I can proceed with my install. Suggestions??? Thank you. > > My computer is a Dell 600SC Poweredge Server, Promise Ultra disk controller, > Primary HD: WD 160 GB, Secondary HD Hitachi 40Gb, 512 Mb RAM.
That's fairly often a sign of hardware problems. Does the system run correctly under other OSes? Can you run a few cycles of memtest86 (http://www.memtest86.com/) without any errors coming up? There is also: http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-hackers/2003-July/002101.html http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2003-April/000621.html and the audit trail in: http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=kern%2F54549 Looks like several people are having similar problems... You don't say which version of FreeBSD you're trying to install. If you're a beginner with FreeBSD, then I'd strongly advise you to start by installing 4.9-RELEASE -- remember that the 5.x versions are still "New Technology" releases and not yet suitable for production use. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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