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 FreeBSD on x61s
Author: bg 
Date:   25-09-08 04:01

Hello,

I also have an x61s that I was trying to install FreeBSD on but had the same tricked out error messages as in your screenshot. I was never able to get past it. Your article didn't describe how you got around that. Could you please provide more detail?

Thank you.

-BG



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 Re: FreeBSD on x61s
Author: Dan 
Date:   25-09-08 12:17

What version of FreeBSD?

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 Re: FreeBSD on x61s
Author: Dan 
Date:   25-09-08 14:27

I mean: what version of FreeBSD prompted this issue on your laptop?

I believe I am now running 7.x but that laptop is at home and I am out of town, so I cannot verify.

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 Re: FreeBSD on x61s
Author: bg 
Date:   25-09-08 23:01

This was the 7 release. At the time I had a USB cdrom that I tried it
on and I got the same screen you had posted:
http://www.freebsddiary.org/images/ThinkPadx61s/thumbs/100_3997.png

It appears to be a set amount of text that just scrolls incessantly
across the screen. I recently only have a USB floppy now. I tried
with the floppies (formatted first, then used fdimage) but I get the
same behavior.

Do you know how to get around that?

Thank you in advance for your time.

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 Re: FreeBSD on x61s
Author: Dan 
Date:   26-09-08 02:04

Ahh yes, I borrowed a docking station and installed from that.

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 Re: FreeBSD on x61s
Author: bg 
Date:   27-09-08 14:44

OK....I don't have a docking station option...unfortunately. Do you know if there was a specific issue with this hardware and installing from USB fdd,cd, etc.? Do you have any other ideas on how to get it set up on this machine without docking station?

Thank you.

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 Re: FreeBSD on x61s
Author: Dan 
Date:   27-09-08 14:50

bg wrote:

> OK....I don't have a docking station option...unfortunately.
> Do you know if there was a specific issue with this hardware
> and installing from USB fdd,cd, etc.?

I don't know for sure, I just know I could not.

> Do you have any other
> ideas on how to get it set up on this machine without docking
> station?

There may be other installation procedures in the FreeBSD docs.

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 Re: FreeBSD on x61s
Author: bg 
Date:   27-09-08 15:06

Maybe this is an option too: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

Have you ever heard of any problems with this one? Actually looks like it will make a vista dual boot set up quite painless...

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 Re: FreeBSD on x61s
Author: Dan 
Date:   27-09-08 15:10

I have no knowlegde of unetbootin.

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