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2.8 i386 install hangs...
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: 2.8 i386 install hangs...
- From: Jeff Ross <openbsd_misc_(_at_)_rossandgram_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 19:30:27 -0600 (MDT)
I'm trying to install 2.8 i386 on an Compaq Deskpro 80486 with 8 megs of
ram, via ftp, and then later, via local disk.
The installation consistently hangs after downloading 26% of the
base28.tgz package, about 5 megs worth of the file is downloaded.
I'm actually using 2 small disks--one 400 megs and the other 200. I got
an inspired thought and downloaded all of the .tgz files to the smaller
disk and then restarted the installation, this time skipping fdisk and
disklabel for the second disk.
I then chose to install from local disk. This got me through 96% of the
base28.tgz package. So close! If I skip the base28 package, I can
successfully install etc28.tgz and bsd. The nest package is apparently
too big, though, because again, the system just hangs and has to be
My hunch is that I need some way to enable swap before package
installation.. The FAQ gives directions for enabling swap _after_ package
installation and before MAKEDEV--I need it on before. I think.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!