Hi. I'm having some troubles with installing FreeBSD on my laptop. I've tried both FreeBSD 5.1-RC1 and FreeBSD 5.2-RC1, and the installation fails both times, though differently.
My laptop is a HP Omnibook XE3 and according to this webpage ( http://gerda.univie.ac.at/freebsd-laptops/index.pl?action=show_laptop_detail&laptop=37 ) it should work. So onto the interesting stuff.. It doesn't really fail on installing, it's more accurate to say that it fails while loading the kernel and starting the different devices. It fails with: Fatal double fault: eip = 0xc07c7a40 esp = 0xc91e3000 ebp = 0xc91e4800 cpuid = 0; apic id = 00 panic: double fault cpuid = 0; Now, I've been programming ASM for a few years, and I recognize the registers, eip, esp and ebp and the hex-values that has been put on them, but i can't seem to figure out the why the kernel panics (I'm just guessing that it does, am I correct?) -- When the 5.1 kernel fails, it spouts out some jibberish that i think might have something to do with the CD beeing bad, I won't get into that one right now as i should probably investigate that case a little myself before i post it to the list. -- The funny part is that I've installed FreeBSD 5.1-RC1 to this exact same computer before (5.1-RC1 that is), but a job required me to install winXP and that was done, on a short time basis. Now that I want to go back to FreeBSD.. well. I've probably made my point clear. I can't get it in. Does someone have any idea about this error message, or can help me with at least understandig why the kernel panics? (Assuming that it does... It syncs the discs right afterwards and then reboots after 5 minutes of idling.) -- Sincerely Odd Rune StrÝmmen _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"