This is why no one ever got fired for buying an IBM as the old adage goes.
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
....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 sure,
that that turns my system into a peperweight.
I also tried boot with acpi disabled, but that seems to lock up identically
Wish I had more info, but that's all I can glean without more help. Had to
put the origonal harddisk with winXP back in. No one wants that ;) Save
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