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dev_mkdb and hard disk problem
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: dev_mkdb and hard disk problem
- From: "TOUCHE Julien" <julien_(_dot_)_touche_(_at_)_lycos_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 16:19:02 +0100
- Organization: Lycos Mail (http://mail.lycos.com:80)
- Reply-to: julien_(_dot_)_touche_(_at_)_lycos_(_dot_)_com
i'm new to openBSD and i tried to install OpenBSD 2.9 on a Pentium90 with 8Mo de RAM and 3 Go of hard disk, cdrom, noo sound card, ati mach 64 video.
I have done the installation, quiet cool, and i reboot.
It's here that problems begin:
first the boot (and all others) is extremly slow, more than five or ten minutes.
With analyzing the "slow process", i identify the dev_mkdb and sendmail.
i booted in single user, put no sendmail in rc.conf, and try to launch manually dev_mkdb. but it do nothing or more precisely nothing visible. i let the computer worked on dev_mkdb during more than 4 hours and i finally stop it. result: no /var/run/dev.db ...
i turn off the dev_mkdb in /etc/rc
and i booted. the computer managed to go to the clock display and there is a timeout with this message.
sometimes, the bc_count is at 1024 or 57344.
The hard disk hasn't had any problems with windows or linux. basic fsck don't show errors except the ones of bad reboot.
I don't know if it's because OpenBSD lacks of memory or a more complicated hard disk problems.
Has anyone an idea to help me ?
thanks a lot
Julien Touche, french engineer student
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