HP AMD64 booting problems...

Jung-uk Kim jkim at niksun.com
Tue Mar 1 00:36:40 GMT 2005

On Monday 28 February 2005 06:56 pm, Brian J. McGovern wrote:
> I recently picked up an HP5460 AMD64 laptop, and I recently wanted
> to try FreeBSD on it. Unfortunately, both the x86 and AMD64
> versions will not boot, actually shutting the power down shortly
> after the kernel finishes loading. I've tried 5.3 and 4.8 with
> similar results, also cycling through disabling ACPI, "safe mode",
> and going to the boot loader prompt and manually turning off
> whatever I can think of.
> Does anyone have any additional suggestions (either to boot it, or
> provide diagnostics), or will I be trapped to run Windows on this
> rather powerful machine? :)

It's infamous Compaq/HP laptop problem.


FYI, all the necessary fixes are integrated in 5-STABLE now.

Jung-uk Kim

> 	-Brian

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