HP Pavillion shutsdown after choosing to install. :-(
bsdnooby at optonline.net
Sun Feb 13 09:40:16 GMT 2005
When I try to install FreeBSD, my brand new HP Pavilion laptop turns
itself off. It does not matter if I use 4.x or 5.x, CD or floppies.
There is no error log since it just shuts off after I choose to load a
kernel. I have tried loading with ACPI off, and it does not help. I
believe I tried all the kernel options available from the menu on 5.x.
The computer is a HP Pavilion zv5445us, with 512MB RAM, P4-3Ghz, 100GB
HD, 15.4" Hi-Def Screen, 54G 802.11b WLAN. I purchased it from Best Buy.
Under Windows, it appears Hyper-Threading is turned on, and I have not
found a way to turn it off inside the CMOS.
The machine runs Windows XP Pro fine, but I am trying to switch to
FreeBSD on all my boxen. I was really surprised to find this one
abruptly shutdown when trying to do the install. It turns off before
the install really starts, so I do not have much information to solve
this problem. The HD is never touched.
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