BIOS smap HP problem

John Merryweather Cooper john_m_cooper at
Mon Dec 3 10:02:20 PST 2007

Paul Floyd wrote:
> Hi
>> What model of HP?
> An xw9400 with 4G of RAM.
> A+
> Paul
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Detailed specs at

Your workstation has an Nvidia chipset like my laptop (an HP dv9420us).  
Try this workaround:

1) when the boot splash screen appears, start pressing <spacebar>.

2) this should result in the FreeBSD boot slice prompt to appear; just 
press <enter>.

This is the ONLY way I can get my laptop to boot with FreeBSD (install 
disks or otherwise).


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