October 12th, 2003, 20:33
I want to try it....any suggestions on what will work or not? Any other suggestions?

October 12th, 2003, 20:35
I;ve never had a problem with any of the laptops I've used (primarily Toshiba) though I've also used HP Omnibooks. Just check the specs of the laptop and make sure the components are supported.

October 12th, 2003, 20:54
I tried it on my Toshiba 2100CDT....couldnt even get the CD to boot an ISO.

October 12th, 2003, 21:31
I was able to install FreeBSD on my Toshiba Satelite without too many problems.

October 12th, 2003, 21:53
Did you get it to boot an ISO?

October 12th, 2003, 22:03
I used the 4.8-Rel ISO image to build my laptop. It is an older Thinkpad though.

October 12th, 2003, 22:12
i've installed it on various sony vilo's and dells seem to handle it really good.

October 12th, 2003, 22:39
yep the 4.8 ISO worked fine for me. I have a Toshiba 2775XDVD

October 13th, 2003, 00:44
I actually have a few 2100CDT's I;ve loaded FreBSD from, I've always had to load from floppies. Then again, I almost always do a ftp install anyways.

October 13th, 2003, 00:48
I've never had a problem with FreeBSD on the laptops I've had. I've had various versions of 4.x on a Toshiba Satelite Pro 4300, and I curently have 5.1 on a Toshiba Satelite 4600 with no problems.

The great thing about the 4300 was that it had a lucent winmodem that you could use with the ltmodem driver. Nice to be able to use the modem from a laptop in FreeBSD.

Both booted the ISOs no problem.


October 13th, 2003, 00:53
4.7 wouldnt boot....nor would 4.8. I stuck in 5.1 and it booted. I will try and load it tomorrow. Wonder what will happen when I get to configure my Xircom PCMCIA. :roll:

October 20th, 2003, 17:35
I have a question regarding Freebsd and laptops. I've installed 4.x on a number of laptops and I never ran into any real problems. For the first time I thought it would be nice to use the external keyboard. Froze the system at logon.
Remove keyboard reboot...no problems. Add keyboard..frozen.
This is just a standard ps/2 keyboard on a compaq e500. Anyone know off hand what I have to modify to get that external keyboard going?

October 20th, 2003, 20:34
I cant really remember, but I had some problem when trying 4.x and 5.x on an IBM, although it was a cheap education iSerries laptop... wish I could remember what it was... I finally got linux on it, it wasnt fun though. If anyone is interested, Ill write a howto on it...

October 20th, 2003, 22:54
Update on the keyboard problem. It only freezes during logon. If I plug it in after logon it works.