Check the laptop system bio's and disable plug-n-play option and disable boot virus check option, and remove all plug-in devices from your laptop before doing the install. Stay with FBSD 4.9 as it's the stable production version. There is an mailing list called FreeBSD-mobile which is just for laptop questions, you may have better luck asking your question there.
-----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Rutledge, Lincoln Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 10:35 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: install problems on old Compaq Armada 4110 Hello, Ok, I have manually tweaked all of the drivers by using the "set hint.driver" options to match my hardware and the OpenBSD boot disk dmesg, and I am still having the same problem. This is on 5.2-RC1. The 4.9 install stops at the same place as well. I have tried this with the PCMCIA NIC ejected. It would be possible for me to connect to the machine through a serial cable to get a dmesg and show where the install hangs if it would help. If this is a dumb question that is documented and I just need to RTFM, let me know... Thanks for any pointers, Lincoln Rutledge System Administrator Luper, Neidenthal, and Logan lnlattorneys.com -----Original Message----- From: Rutledge, Lincoln Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2003 10:01 AM To: '[EMAIL PROTECTED]' Subject: install problems on old Compaq Armada 4110 Howdy, I am experiencing lockups when trying to install FreeBSD on a Compaq Armada 4110 laptop. I have tried disabling ACPI support in the boot sequence per the install doc. When the first color installer screen comes up requesting modules from a driver floppy, I am unable to respond because the keyboard does not respond. I tried an OpenBSD boot disk, which worked, so I mounted a floppy and redirected the OpenBSD dmesg to a file: <snipped> _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"