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Date:      Mon, 29 Dec 2003 10:52:11 -0500
From:      "fbsd_user" <>
To:        "Rutledge, Lincoln" <>, <>
Subject:   RE: install problems on old Compaq Armada 4110
Message-ID:  <>
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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-----
[]On Behalf Of Rutledge,
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 10:35 AM
Subject: RE: install problems on old Compaq Armada 4110


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
the PCMCIA NIC ejected.  It would be possible for me to connect to
machine through a serial cable to get a dmesg and show where the
hangs if it would help.

If this is a dumb question that is documented and I just need to
let me know...

Thanks for any pointers,

Lincoln Rutledge
System Administrator
Luper, Neidenthal, and Logan

-----Original Message-----
From: Rutledge, Lincoln
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
because the keyboard does not respond.

I tried an OpenBSD boot disk, which worked, so I mounted a floppy
redirected the OpenBSD dmesg to a file:
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