kern/105514: FreeBSD/amd64 - Fails to boot on HP Pavilion dv8000
swhetzel at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 09:10:57 UTC 2006
>Synopsis: FreeBSD/amd64 - Fails to boot on HP Pavilion dv8000 Laptop
>Arrival-Date: Tue Nov 14 09:10:01 GMT 2006
>Originator: Scot Hetzel
>Release: FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT
FreeBSD hp010 7.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT #7: Mon Nov 13 01:38:48 CST 2006 swhetzel at hp010:/usr/obj/usr/src/7x/sys/GENERIC.debug amd64
It's a strange little bug, that I originally found when when setting up a HP Pavilion dv8000 laptop to run FreeBSD/amd64 6.1-beta4. The boot loader(?) would continuously dump these hex characters on the screen causing it to scroll at an unreadable rate.
This same problem is still occurring with the FreeBSD/amd64 6.2-Beta2 CD
(tested bootonly CD). My solution to the problem was to hit the space bar until the speakers beeped for a couple of seconds (when you see
/boot/kernel/kernel you can release the space bar), then it loads and
executes the kernel and proceeds to sysinstall.
Once sysinstall has finished the install of FreeBSD/amd64, the system has no problems booting from the hard drive.
Purchase a HP Pavilion dv8000 Laptop and then try to boot the FreeBSD/amd64 install CD.
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