All your laptops are belong to Windows.

bsdnooby bsdnooby at
Tue Feb 15 07:32:46 GMT 2005

I'm defeated.  The FreeBSD install gives no hints as to why it turns off 
my laptop.

When I try to install FreeBSD, my brand new I'm blue.HP Pavilion laptop 
turns itself off.  It does not matter if I use 4.x or 5.x, CD or 
floppies.  There is no error log since it just shuts off after I choose 
to load a kernel.  I have tried loading with ACPI off, and it does not 
help.  I believe I tried all the kernel options available from the menu 
on 5.x.

The computer is a HP Pavilion zv5445us, with 512MB RAM, P4-3Ghz, 100GB 
HD, 15.4" Hi-Def Screen, 54G 802.11b WLAN.  I purchased it from Best Buy.

Under Windows, it appears Hyper-Threading is turned on, and I have not 
found a way to turn it off inside the CMOS.

The machine runs Windows XP Pro fine, but I am trying to switch to 
FreeBSD on all my boxen.  I was really surprised to find this one 
abruptly shutdown when trying to do the install.  It turns off before 
the install really starts, so I do not have much information to solve 
this problem.  The HD is never touched.

I'm blue.

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