BTX halt on laptop

Billy Tallis wtallis at
Mon Nov 14 15:56:21 GMT 2005

On 11/13/05, Dinesh Nair <dinesh at> wrote:
> On 11/14/05 07:54 Billy Tallis said the following:
> > I am trying to install FreeBSD 6 on a Toshiba Sat. Pro 445CDX laptop
> > with no floppy drive. This laptop has a pentium processor and 16MB of
> > ram.
> 16MB of RAM, that doesnt sound like much.

The amount of RAM may limit the usability of the system, but it has
nothing whatsoever to do with the bootloader.

The real problem is that BTX never gets around to loading any kernel.
>From the information I have found online, BTX does not seem to be as
reliable as loaders such as isolinux, which has no trouble on the
laptop. I just want to know if there are ways to boot a bsd kernel on
this laptop, which has no floppy and a cardbus ethernet nic.

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