Help on Compaq Laptop Presario 3000 AMD Athlon 64 -Nvida-gforce3 chipset

Peter N. M. Hansteen peter at
Mon Jan 3 04:38:53 PST 2005

Kangaroo <saigon_ca at> writes:

> I need help on instaling freebsd 5.3 AMD64 on my lap top.
> When I boot from cd rom, The system boot up to menu screen
> show 1...7 where 2 eg. boot with disable ACPI...
> My system automatically shutdown when I press any key from
> 1 or 7 or just press enter. I mean it SHUTDOWN my machine.

There is a possibility that the machine contains various components
which are not fully supported in FreeBSD/amd64. What happens if you try
booting FreeBSD/i386 instead? 

I know this may not be the most satisfying suggestion, but if it's that
or not getting the machine to boot at all, well, there it is. I'd
venture a guess that whichever software came with the machine originally
is not quite 64 bit clean either.

Peter N. M. Hansteen, member of the first RFC 1149 implementation team
"First, we kill all the spammers" The Usenet Bard, "Twice-forwarded tales"

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