Compaq R3000Z problem

Jung-uk Kim juikim at
Tue Jun 22 16:55:06 PDT 2004


I just got a Compaq R3000Z laptop.  I was hoping that I could use
FreeBSD and DragonFlyBSD on it but it doesn't boot at all.  I searched
FreeBSD PR and I found this:

I wasn't ready to give up yet, so I tried OpenBSD/amd64 3.5,
NetBSD/amd64 2.0-Beta, Gentoo/amd64 2004.1, Mandrake/amd64 10.0RC2,
FreeBSD 3.5.1, 4.x, 5.x (i386 and amd64 snapshots), and finally,
DragonFlyBSD snapshot - yes, it took me hours to try them all. :-(
All of FreeBSD's and DragonFlyBSD failed (with or without acpi/safe
mode) and everything else worked flawlessly.  I feel really bad now
because there is no easy way to debug this kind of failure.  I know that
something's going on between loader and kernel init but that's all I can
see.  Is there any way that I can debug this issue or does anybody know
what may cause this?


Jung-uk Kim

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