I could give it a try, yes. This is on a VIA K8T800 chipset. I really
don't know what could cause this error since the message itself isn't
very helpful (no device information or anything).
A few weeks back I tried 5.3-RELEASE/amd64 on an MSI K8V Neo board with
512MB RAM and a 40GB Samsung PATA HDD. This board had a Via K8T800
While the initial install went through without problems, the board failed
the standard test of running "make -jN buildworld". The indications were
of memory corruption under load. Tweaking the relevant BIOS settings
That doesn't sound too good then. Well, I tried this 5.3 release dated
30th of January with the same result I got before. I am wondering which
chipsets the other amd64 users here are using, there aren't too many
choices if nForce4 & K8T800 fail. Unless of course people here are all
using MP which I can't afford :)
My problem though is that I cannot even get it to install. I have to
turn off the USB ports in order to pass the first couple of tests.
I made a screenshot at the point where it froze with USB turned off (it
doesn't even get to ask for a reboot). With/without APIC, with/without
promise controller--all makes no difference.