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Date:      Sun, 01 Oct 2006 08:55:46 -0400
From:      Chuck Swiger <cswiger@mac.com>
To:        Michael Dreiding <mpdred@yahoo.com>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: Problems with installation
Message-ID:  <451FBAD2.30009@mac.com>
In-Reply-To: <20060930222750.84407.qmail@web55206.mail.re4.yahoo.com>
References:  <20060930222750.84407.qmail@web55206.mail.re4.yahoo.com>

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Michael Dreiding wrote:
> I have downloaded the AMD64 version 6.1
> Every time I start with the boot disk loader, I get a
> menu with 7 options.  Whenever I select 1 through 5
> (Boot FreeBSD . . .) my laptop shuts down.
> 
> I am running on a Laptop AMD64 3400+
> 
> What do I need to do to get this to install?

Try looking for a BIOS update for your laptop, and try disabling what you can 
in the BIOS config, and/or turning the disk & CD/DVD-ROM drive from UDMA to 
PIO temporarily.

You might also try booting from a 32-bit x86 version of FreeBSD and see 
whether that does any better.  More info about your hardware would also be 
helpful...

-- 
-Chuck



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