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Re: System hanging

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ross Vumbaca" <rossv1@optushome.com.au>
To: "George Bingham" <georgebingham@swbell.net>
Cc: <debian-68k@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2003 8:11 PM
Subject: Re: System hanging

> Hi,
> George Bingham wrote:
> >     I've got a Macintosh Quadra 660 AV that I'm attempting to get woody
> > up and running on. The install was (finally) successful, but now after
> > the system has been running for more than say 10 or 15 minutes, it just
> > hangs. It doesn't seem to matter what it's doing, i.e. it may hang while
> > I'm using man to peruse some doc, or it just hangs while idle.
> >
> >     I have no idea how to diagnose this, as I cannot discern a cause.
> >
> >     Does anyone have any advice, or have you run into this before? I
> > have 68 Mb of ram, and a larger hard disk, but the root partition is <
> > 2Gig. I have a 130Mb swap partition. Although it's on the machine, I
> > have not started X-Windows before it locks up.
> Don't know if this will help, but does the machine now hang if you use
> MacOS?
> My 840AV was doing this, it turns out that these AV machines have
> quality problems (stupid Apple crap), and can become defect, the defect
> is a hard lock up, which will happen after a little while, and will
> happen in either Linux or MacOS.
> Regards,
> Ross..
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Hi Ross,

     No, As I still use the Mac side a lot, it's actually been very
reliable. I did however replace the disk drive. There wasn't anything wrong
with the old one, I just wanted a larger drive with which to load things
like Debian and NetBSD. So I got an IBM 4.2 Gig drive, and partitioned about
250 Meg for MacOS and four other partitions for Linux Root&user, Linux swap,
NetBSD Root&user, and NetBSD swap.

    I've installed NetBSD, and it hasn't shown any tendency to lock up, but
I've been trying to work with Debian, but keep running into the machine
locking up. I can't figure out what might be causing this.

Thanks though,


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