On Fri, Nov 23, 2001 at 11:32:11PM +0100, Guido van Rooij wrote:
I got an omnibook 500 today but it completely fails to install FreeBSD.
I have it with a floppy drive. Booting from kern and mfsroot goes fine,
but just after probing ad0, the system kind of hangs.
I disabled all unnecessaryy devices and upgraded the BIOS.
With 'kind of hangs' I mean that ctrl-alt-del does not work, and
also scroll lock will not work (though the scrolllock led is turned on).
Ctrl-alt-esc gives the No debugger in kernel message and that is about it.
Does anyone recogize this? Anyone has other options?
There seems to be an odd interaction with the 4.4 keyboard probe and
some BIOS versions. If you use the keyboard (say, to select the floppy
as a boot device) the system will detect the keyboard. Otherwise, it
doesn't and boots to the serial console. I haven't had any problems
with current and 4.3 worked as well. I think a BIOS upgrade helped, but
I can't remember for sure since current didn't have problems.
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