FreeBSD 6.0 on Sony Laptop

Peter Clutton peterclutton at
Sun Nov 13 22:02:54 GMT 2005

On 11/14/05, Derek Tracy <tracyde at> wrote:
> I have finally decided to ditch Gentoo for FreeBSD especially since the new
> release is out now, but I have ran into a huge problem.
> Upon trying to boot the install CD (I have tried both the bootonly and
> official cd1) I get to sysinstall but when I try and partition the disks it
> tells me it can not find any of the disks. I have been doing some research
> on this and a few people were able to install the 5.4 release (I have not

Well I'm afraid I can only make a similar comment. I have FreeBSD 5.4
release running smoothly on my Vaio. I wouldn't imagine the
device.hints can help you, it sounds like the hardware isn't
compatible or something and it can't see it. Exactly what is the
laptop - make/model/specs. What hard drive, and what bus is it
attached to? Are there any error messages on the emergency holographic
shell, i think you can check with alt-F4.

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