install problems on old Compaq Armada 4110
lrutledge at lnlattorneys.com
Mon Dec 29 07:36:52 PST 2003
Ok, I have manually tweaked all of the drivers by using the "set
hint.driver" options to match my hardware and the OpenBSD boot disk
dmesg, and I am still having the same problem. This is on 5.2-RC1.
The 4.9 install stops at the same place as well. I have tried this with
the PCMCIA NIC ejected. It would be possible for me to connect to the
machine through a serial cable to get a dmesg and show where the install
hangs if it would help.
If this is a dumb question that is documented and I just need to RTFM,
let me know...
Thanks for any pointers,
Luper, Neidenthal, and Logan
From: Rutledge, Lincoln
Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2003 10:01 AM
To: 'freebsd-questions at freebsd.org'
Subject: install problems on old Compaq Armada 4110
I am experiencing lockups when trying to install FreeBSD on a Compaq
Armada 4110 laptop. I have tried disabling ACPI support in the boot
sequence per the install doc. When the first color installer screen
comes up requesting modules from a driver floppy, I am unable to respond
because the keyboard does not respond.
I tried an OpenBSD boot disk, which worked, so I mounted a floppy and
redirected the OpenBSD dmesg to a file:
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