install problems on old Compaq Armada 4110
fbsd_user at a1poweruser.com
Mon Dec 29 07:52:15 PST 2003
Check the laptop system bio's and disable plug-n-play option and
disable boot virus check option, and remove all plug-in devices from
your laptop before doing the install. Stay with FBSD 4.9 as it's the
stable production version. There is an mailing list called
FreeBSD-mobile which is just for laptop questions, you may have
better luck asking your question there.
From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Rutledge,
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 10:35 AM
To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Subject: RE: install problems on old Compaq Armada 4110
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
the PCMCIA NIC ejected. It would be possible for me to connect to
machine through a serial cable to get a dmesg and show where the
hangs if it would help.
If this is a dumb question that is documented and I just need to
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
because the keyboard does not respond.
I tried an OpenBSD boot disk, which worked, so I mounted a floppy
redirected the OpenBSD dmesg to a file:
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