Toshiba: Portege 610ct: FreeBSD installation fails on MFS floppy
dilshod at cox.net
Tue Apr 29 15:23:30 PDT 2003
I'm trying to install FreeBSD on my laptop Toshiba 610ct. Both, 4.8 and
are failing on the second stage when MFS floppy is put.
I don't have CD-rom on this machine, so I initially have to use floppies
boot up and then use Ethernet to install further.
I think it's hardware-driver problems. The BIOS doesn't have many
change/disable peripherals. I had Win95 on this machine installed
previously. I wrote down all the hardware settings, e.g. IRQ, IO ports.
This is what I tried to do so far:
FreeBSD 5.0: I followed the installation guide. The first
goes fine. When insert the mfsroot floppy it goes through, and gives
error :"panic: hashinit: bad elements ... Fatal trap 12: page fault
kernel ... Uptime: 1s". And obviously it hangs. On FreeBSD 4.8, when I
insert the second floppy, after reading off the disk the computer
without any error report.
I also tried to change irq settings for PCIC device at OK prompt, with
luck. However, if insert kernel.flp disk when it asks me for mfsroot the
will continue booting. 4.8 will initializes some of the devices , but
it stop at init point with this error: "panic: no init". On 5.0 it will
prompt me for mountroot.
Please, help me. I really wanna put FreeBSD system on this computer.
My laptop's details:
TOSHIBA PORTEGE 610CT SPECIFICATIONS
PROCESSOR Intel SL-Enhanced PENTIUM 90Mhz. Co-processor embedded.
PROCESSOR TYPE Pentium: 2.9v/3.3v w/16KB internal cache: 8KB Code and
RAM 8MB exp. to 40MB (16Mbit EDO DRAM, 64 bit, 3.3V; 60ns)
BIOS 128KB FLASH EPROM, 150ns access speed
PnP 1.0a SUPPORT Yes
DISPLAY SIZE & TYPE 9.5" (7.6"W x 5.7"H) TFT-LCD COLOR ACTIVE MATRIX
DOT PITCH .30mm x .30mm
CONTRAST RATIO 60:1 (min); Maximum to be determined
REFRESH RATES @1024 X 768 Non-interlaced: Veritcal = 75Hz; Horizontal =
VIDEO RAM 1 MB: (4Mbit DRAM x 2, 60ns, 32bit): Vesa Local Bus w/BitBLT
Chips&Technology SVGA Controller: C&T F65546 - 3.3V
DISPLAY RESOLUTION 640 x 480: 16.7M colors with dithering of 16.7M
EXT. RESOLUTION *SVGA: 640 x 480 (16.7M colors of 16.7M palette);
800 x 600 (64K colors); 1024 x 768 (256 colors)
FDD 31/2" 1.44MB (Ext. 6"L x 4.17W x .59"H, bundled w/unit; Weight: .31
HDD (2.5"IDE) 720 million bytes (= 686MB) (13msec)
Transfer Rate: 26.9 - 39.5 Mbit/sec.
PERIPHERALS One Stacked PC Card Slot holds:
Two - 5mm PC Cards Type II or One - 10.5mm PC Card Type III
PORT REPLICATOR Optional: Part# PA2703U
PORTS 1 9-Pin Serial (16550 UART equivalent)
1 ECP Parallel
1 15-Pin RGB (req. video adapter, standard or optional port replicator)
1 PS/2 Mouseport (req. optional Port Replicator)
1 101 Key keyboard port (PS/2): (req. optional Port Replicator)
1 FDD port (Used to connect the external FDD)
KEYBOARD 82 keys (90% normal), 3mm Travel includes 12 function keys
CURSOR CONTROL 8 keys, inverted "T"
NUMERIC KEYPAD Integrated overlay
POINTING DEVICE Integrated Accupoint Pointing Device
STATUS ICON BAR YES
BATTERY Lithium Ion (10.8V, 4000mAH): Part# PA2489UR
BATTERY LIFE 2.5 - 5 Hrs. w/Sound turned off
RECHARGE TIME 3.0 HRS. (COMPUTER OFF); 5-8 HRS (COMPUTER ON)
AC ADAPTER Dimensions: .98"H x 2.48"W x 4.92"D Weight = .75 lbs
(PART# PA2438U) Input Voltage: 100-240VAC Output Voltage:15 VDC
AUTOSENSING Input Frequency: 50-60Hz Output Current: 2.0A
Power Dissipation: 30W (max)
PLATE RATING Volts: 15VDC Amps: 2.0
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