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Gentoo-Linux on HP Omnibook xe4400

Hugo_14
Occasional Contributor

Gentoo-Linux on HP Omnibook xe4400

Hi.

I habe a HP Omnibook xe4400 and i like to install gentoo-linux. But i can't boot with the Install-CD. Either the Kernel freezes or the keyboard is closed.

At the moment I have installed Suse 8.1. With linux idebus=66 ide0=0x1f0,0x3f6,14 at boot-prompt the system boots perfectly.

If somebody has experience with gentoo and HP Omnibook xe4400/4500? I am grateful for every indication.

Regards Hugo
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Hugo_14
Occasional Contributor

Re: Gentoo-Linux on HP Omnibook xe4400

OK, nobody can help me. :-(

I try different parameters at the bootprompt, but nothing help. Then I remember at my experience with Slackware. They have a lot of bootdisk for different Hardware. With the bootdisk bare.i and the installationdisks it was very easy to install Gentoo. ;-)

I'm write a Mini-Howto in the German Gentoo-Forum. If somebody interested?

Regards Hugo
Cristian Draghici
Frequent Advisor

Re: Gentoo-Linux on HP Omnibook xe4400

Hi Hugo,

Have you tried "nousb" (within the parameters). (at least that's what keeps the keyboard from being lock on a redhat 8.0 xe4500 install).

Cheers
c