Hi,

Okay, the BIOS settings you describe don't exist on this old thing, and
I did eject the NIC.  I have played some more with the device settings,
and I noticed something that may help get this working:

In the OpenBSD dmesg, the keyboard controller is at isa port 0x60, while
the setting in the "hint" line was 0x060.  I tried 0x60 with the same
result :(  I guess PCs probably all see the keyboard at the same place,
hard coded into the specification, and I don't know how those settings
are read by the kernel.

However, through very slow reboots from the floppy set, I have noticed
while the kernel is booting this message:

atkbd0 attach returned 6

I am not a programmer, but that sounds bad.

The onboard keyboard is dead, so I am using an external PS/2 keyboard
through the PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse port.

Does this help?

Thanks,

Lincoln Rutledge
System Administrator
Luper, Neidenthal, and Logan
lnlattorneys.com 

-----Original Message-----
From: fbsd_user [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 10:52 AM
To: Rutledge, Lincoln; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: install problems on old Compaq Armada 4110


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.

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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>
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