Compaq Presario 2190us and FreeBSD

Eric F Crist ecrist at
Sun Nov 2 12:11:30 PST 2003

Hello all,

I just purchased a Compaq Presario 2190us and I've never installed
FreeBSD on a laptop/portable computer.  I initially formatted the HDD on
here, but the disks I created for FreeBSD 5.1, from ISO about 4 months
ago, kept giving me errors about different partitions being too large.
This is only a 40GB HDD, and the one in my desktop system is 80GB.  It
also continuously failed on the newfs commands, so it was never able to
format.  The only thing it did manage to do was muck-up my boot sector.

I've done some google searches, and I searched the website,
but I have not seen anything about my problems.  Can anyone tell me if
there is a trick to this?  Also, there's almost NO information about
this laptop on Compaq/HP's website.  Their tech support numbers can't
even tell me what hardware is in here, even if I give them the serial
number.  Gah!

TIA for you help,

Eric Crist
AdTech Integrated Systems, Inc
(952) 403-9000

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