Installing Free BSD on HP DV-5 series Laptop

nikobordx

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Hi,

You can try a livefs cd of FreeBSd before trying to install.

FreeBSD 7.2:
Code:
http://pub.allbsd.org/FreeBSD-snapshots/i386/7.2-RELENG_7_2-20090501-JPSNAP/cdrom/7.2-RELENG_7_2-20090501-JPSNAP-i386-livefs.iso
FreeBSD 8-Current:
Code:
http://pub.allbsd.org/FreeBSD-snapshots/i386/8.0-HEAD-20090501-JPSNAP/cdrom/8.0-HEAD-20090501-JPSNAP-i386-livefs.iso
I see in the spec of your computer some hardware who does not working:
The wifi card (i know daniel working on it)
The camera
Tv tuner

Anyway, i have dv-7 serie and freebsd works very well !

Nicolas.
 
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ashvinsivram

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I see in the spec of your computer some hardware who does not working:
The wifi card (i know daniel working on it)
The camera
Tv tuner

Anyway, i have dv-7 serie and freebsd works very well !

Nicolas.
The Laptop is with Blue-ray ROM I am unable to install the OS.

Ashwin
 

nikobordx

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What will happen when you load freebsd ? (error messages, don't boot, etc...)
 
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ashvinsivram

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It's strucks at the first screen (FreeBSD boot option screen) after selected 1 it's checking for the Optical Drive and standing there..
 

nikobordx

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Hi,

Strange because the kernel is loaded into memory at this time, no cdrom needed for detecting hardware, i think !!

No hardware is detected?

Nicolas.
 
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