Page fault when booting an old Pentium machine

walt wa1ter at
Fri Dec 7 14:47:40 PST 2007

Antonio Huete Jimenez wrote:
El Fri, 07 Dec 2007 12:43:13 -0800, walt escribió:

On Fri, 7 Dec 2007, Antonio Huete wrote:


Today I installed DragonflyBSD on a old Pentium I 75Mhz with 32MB EDO
RAM to see what happens. I first installed harddisk on another machine,
when DF installation procedure ended I installed the harddisk on that
old machine :P
And what happened is that it doesn't boot at all :-(
That *is* an old one.  What cpu options did you build the kernel with:

Hello Walt
I didn't build the kernel since it's a clean install. AFAIK Pentium I
cpus are I586, correct me if I'm wrong.
Right.  It was supposed to be named the 586 but trademark lawyers nixed
that idea.
Well, no one else is asking questions yet, so I'll ask some random ones.

Have you tried booting with ACPI disabled?  (See the DragonFly boot
menu.)  Do you have LBA enabled in your BIOS?  Does the machine have
a CDROM or even a floppy disk drive?  You might try booting the install
disks from FreeBSD or NetBSD or Knoppix just to see what happens.
Oh, and did you try booting that hard disk in the original machine you
used to install DFly?

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