Boot/Installation problem on emachines M6805 Laptop

Chris Faulhaber jedgar at
Wed Nov 3 12:28:12 PST 2004

On Wed, Nov 03, 2004 at 02:04:11PM -0500, Richard Vanderbilt wrote:
> I have tried to install 5.2.1 / 5.3 Beta 7, RC1 versions onto my Laptop
> system from a CD of the amd64 distribution (boot only CD iso image from ftp
> site).  The boot loader program starts up with the options to boot, but when
> you select the default (1) it stops without any error messages displayed.
> The laptop is an Emachines M6805 with mobile amd64 processor, I am not sure
> which chipset it contains.
> Is there anything that I can do, or that I may be doing wrong, to get the
> amd64 distribution to boot on my laptop.

My M6805 works quite well in 64-bit mode after updating the bios:

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