Correction: that may have been the issue: I removed the fdc & fd, and realized I had disabled sio0, not sio.0....so for the future, it's that or the floppy. I don't intend to re-enable the floppy, as I don't have one anyway, so thanks for the leg-up!
Steve On 1/6/07, Steve Franks <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
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. Steve On 1/6/07, Micah < [EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Steve Franks wrote: > > 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 > > > > 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 > sure, > > that that turns my system into a peperweight. > > > > I also tried boot with acpi disabled, but that seems to lock up > identically > > on tsc. > > > > 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 > > 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 > > HTH, > Micah > -- Steve Franks, KE7BTE Staff Engineer La Palma Devices, LLC http://www.lapalmadevices.com (520) 312-0089
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