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Re: Help! Install stops at "Making all device nodes...".
On Fri, 26 Sep 2003, Al Oomens wrote:
> After unsucessfully trying to install OpenBSD several
> times, I am in need of some help. The installation
> appears to go fine, but just after entering the time
> zone info, the system shows a message like: "Making
> all device nodes..." and just sits there. Unless this
> should take a long time, over an hour for instance, it
> is hung. I see no drive activity, and it just sits
I've seen this happen. That message means MAKEDEV is running, and
it requires some memory. If there is not enough memory to use, the
installer indeed hangs. However, since you are running this:
> My system is a Compaq Server with 2 8G SCSI HD's
> attached to an Adaptec 39160 SCSI Controller.
... my guess would be that it's the awful motherboard that only
shows you the first 16M of memory. Try to boot the installer with
manually fixed memory size, instructions here:
I had the "pleasure" of installing 3.3 on such a system. Ended up
scratching my head for the very same feature. Telling the kernel
how much memory I really had finally helped.
Watch out that you don't overstate the amount of memory. Addressing
areas that do not physically exist causes kernel panics.
Mika Boström \ / "The Hell is empty,
Bostik@stinghorn.com X and all the devils
Software slave / \ are here." -W.S.
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