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Old 9th November 2010
BlackSun BlackSun is offline
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Default Unable to install on Alienware m17x

Hi, I try to install Freebsd 8.1 (amd64) on my laptop since a few days now and the only screen message I get from booting the CD is this (I copyed everything in case anyone could see something I missed) :

CD Loader 1.2

Building the boot loader arguments
Looking up /BOOT/LOADER... FOUN
Relocating the loader and the BTX
Starting the BTX Loader

BTX loader 1.00 BTX version is 1.02
Consoles: internal video/keyboard
BIOS CD is cd0
BIOS drive C: is disk0
BIOS 631kB/1832704kB available memory

FreeBSD/i386 bootsrap loader, Revision 1.1
(root@mason.cse.buffalo.edu, Mon Jul 19 01:54:42 UTC 2010)
Loading /boot/defaults/loader.conf
/boot/kernel/kernel text=0x8d5503

that is where it get stuck. My current hardware setting :

laptop : Alienware m17x
proc : intel Core 2 P8700 (64 bits)
HDD : Samsung SSD PM800 256GB

Thanks for your help!
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