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Date:      Mon, 29 Dec 2003 10:35:03 -0500
From:      "Rutledge, Lincoln" <>
To:        <>
Subject:   RE: install problems on old Compaq Armada 4110
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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

-----Original Message-----
From: Rutledge, Lincoln=20
Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2003 10:01 AM
To: ''
Subject: install problems on old Compaq Armada 4110


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:

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