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Date:      Fri, 2 Oct 1998 10:30:06 -0400
From:      Charles Quarri <>
To:        Jonathan Kaplan <>
Cc:        freebsd-mobile@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Thinkpad 600
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001bdedd2$6e7ad260$0b0a0a0a@mmx>; from Jonathan Kaplan on Fri, Oct 02, 1998 at 12:01:08AM -0700
References:  <000001bdedd2$6e7ad260$0b0a0a0a@mmx>

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Quoting Jonathan Kaplan (
> Randy,
> I'm unable to get FreeBSD 2.2.7 booted/installed onto my Thinkpad 600.  I
> can sucessfully boot off the CD, but the system hangs shortly after I get
> through the configuration/conflict menu -- it burps out a short, rapid burst
> of beeps and locks up.  Its a plain vanilla system with 96M of memory, and I
> have RedHat 5.1 running without any problems.

There is a problem with the way FreeBSD detechs memory on the ThinkPad 600.
I was able to get it to work in the following manner:

	Install FreeBSD with just the built-in memory (32 Meg).

	Rebuild the kernel with OPTION "MAXMEM=xxx" where xxx is
	the amount of memory you will install (use the number that
	show up when the machine is booting with all the memory).

	Install the new kernel, shut the box down, install the memory
	and boot.

It worked for me, though your milage may vary.

> I'm new to BSD and have been spoiled by the easy installation of RH.  I've
> greatly appreciate any hints/pointers to getting 2.2.7 installed on my 600,
> getting the PAO stuff to work, getting the built-in modem working, etc.

I do not think there is any chance of getting the modem to work, at least
not in the near future.  It is a funky DSP modem that is actually programmed
by the Winblow driver.  There isn't support for it under FreeBSD, yet
(I can dream, can't I)...

I hope this helps.

> Thanks in advance.

Your Welcome.... or should I say "No Problem"... ;-)

C. Quarri

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