this gets interesting...
i swap the drive out and put it ina nearby ThinkPad600E and boot up
fine. the boot loader starts up, i choose freebsd, i get root, i start x,
la la la.
meanwhile, i put the drive from the 600E into the ThinkPad TPT21 and ~it~
boots up fine now, albeit, into windows 2000. blech.
hummphhh. i suppose i could fdisk the drive, but i have spent so long
tweaking the kernel install and it does work on this other box. what
could be the issue...
> You have a serious problem. Some deep thinker at IBM chose
> type 165 for the suspend-to-disk partition, hard-coded in the
> This is being discussed on one of the mailing lists now. IBM's
> position is that
> they do not support running *BSD on thier Thinkpads, therefore
> no fix
> will be offerred.
> You will probably have to pull the disk out and "fdisk /mbr" it
> in another
> computer to recover. Good luck.
> > i have gone through the installation process from the 4.1 cd.
> > the install
> > seemed to go well. i tried restarting the machine and it will
> > not even
> > boot. it just hangs on the ibm welcome screen.
> > no response to ctrl alt delete
> > no reponse to f1 or f12 that are supposed to go to bios and
> > temp boot
> > device list, respectively.
> > any suggestions?!
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