fresh install - compaq laptop locks up on boot after
stevefranks at ieee.org
Sat Jan 6 16:36:01 UTC 2007
Thanks for that. Unfortunately, no change, but I'm going to start combing
device.hints for any devices my laptop doesn't have, and turn them all off,
maybe I'll get lucky.
Looks like I can install amd64 on it, but I don't think the
currently-running i386 6.1 release is the problem, you'd think if the
processor type was the issue it wouldn't run at all.
On 1/6/07, Micah <micahjon at ywave.com> wrote:
> Steve Franks wrote:
> > This is why no one ever got fired for buying an IBM as the old adage
> > My ancient Dell laptop had absolutely no install issues, so I bought a
> > fresh
> > disk for my shiny new compaq:
> > Behavior is identical off of 6.1-current cd or install to ad0 that was
> > completed from cd safemode boot. She runs fine in safemode from acd0 or
> > ad0. Regular startup - see vga0 go by sucessfully, then
> > timcounter TSC...
> > ....ticks at 1 milliseconds....
> > then locks up tight. I tried disabling the line after vga0 in
> > boot/device.hints, but those of you who know what that is know, I'm
> > that that turns my system into a peperweight.
> > I also tried boot with acpi disabled, but that seems to lock up
> > on tsc.
> > Wish I had more info, but that's all I can glean without more help. Had
> > put the origonal harddisk with winXP back in. No one wants that
> ;) Save
> > me!
> > Steve
> Sounds similar to the problem my Compaq has/had. I found that the
> following advice, posted to questions@ some time ago, worked for me:
> > Interrupt the kernel loading process, then:
> > set hint.sio.0.disabled=1
> > set hint.sio.1.disabled=1
> > set hint.atkbd.0.flags=0x9
Steve Franks, KE7BTE
La Palma Devices, LLC
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