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Re: Debian install on an ia64, HP Pavilion dv6t-1000

On Thu, Jul 09, 2009 at 09:14:15PM -0400, mike morrison wrote:
> 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.

You don't have an Itanium/ia64 machine - there's no such thing as an
Itanium notebook. Try the i386 port.

> 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?

dann frazier

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