Debian install on an ia64, HP Pavilion dv6t-1000
I'm trying to install "Lenny" onto an HP Pavilion dv6t-1000 CTO
Entertainment notebook PC, P/N NB636AV with: System board ID, 3627;
Intel Itanium Core 2 Duo CPU, P8600 @2GHz; BIOS version F.22.
I've tried every CD-based installation available, ending with
professionally produced DVD's; no joy! The BIOS/CMOS recognizes the DVD
in the drive, but absolutely refuses to boot from it. Instead, the
screen clears, the cursor performs a newline, then, nothing; the PC
hangs. Apparently, the BIOS is the problem.
I've asked HP for help and they've flat out refused to support the effort.
Next, I'll try network installation and Linux within Windows. But, I'd
rather a straight boot -- anybody got any suggestions?