I have an old laptop, an HP XE3 OmniBook. Nice machine from an ergonomical point of view, and I was thinking of recycling it by installing FreeBSD.

I downloaded the ISO for 5.2.1. It starts to boot just fine, but during the kernel load it dies with the message

        cbb0: Unsupported card type detected

I tried selecting Safe mode, but it freezes earlier with

        cbb0: [MPSAFE]

A few lines above it says

cbb0: <02Micro 026933 PCI-CardBus Bridge> irq 9 at device 4.0 on pci2

Is there any way to get around this? I've seen a few messages on the subject in the archives but apparently these all involve running systems, something I don't yet have :(

Or should I try 4.10 instead?

Thanks for the clues,

Commercial OS breeds commerce, whereas free OS breeds freedom,
the only thing more dangerous and confusing than commerce.
                  -- Michael R. Jinks, redhat-list, circa 1997
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