Problems with installation

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Sun Oct 1 05:55:49 PDT 2006

Michael Dreiding wrote:
> I have downloaded the AMD64 version 6.1
> Every time I start with the boot disk loader, I get a
> menu with 7 options.  Whenever I select 1 through 5
> (Boot FreeBSD . . .) my laptop shuts down.
> I am running on a Laptop AMD64 3400+
> What do I need to do to get this to install?

Try looking for a BIOS update for your laptop, and try disabling what you can 
in the BIOS config, and/or turning the disk & CD/DVD-ROM drive from UDMA to 
PIO temporarily.

You might also try booting from a 32-bit x86 version of FreeBSD and see 
whether that does any better.  More info about your hardware would also be 


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