[PC-BSD Testing] Unable to get Live PC-BSD to boot

Josh Paetzel josh at tcbug.org
Sat Mar 20 11:40:20 PDT 2010

Do the other machines you have used it on have more RAM?  Sounds like / 
usr is failing to be mounted. If I recall correctly /usr is a ramdisk  
on the new liveDVD.

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On Mar 20, 2010, at 1:34 PM, Normand Fisher <fishern at ncf.ca> wrote:

> I am trying to get the Live PC-BSD (v8 rc2) to work on my pc without
> success.
> I have successfully used the same DVD copies (32-bit and 64-bit) on
> other machines without problems.
> Initially after choosing option 3 'Live CD' I was getting a message  
> such
> as: "FAILURE-READ-BIG HARDWARE ERROR asc=0x08 ascq=0x03" followed by a
> message to type exit.  I changed the optical drive and it solved that
> first problem.
> However, I am not much further ahead as I now get "can't exec getty
> '/usr/libexec/getty' on port ttyv1" (actually 1 to 5).
> I downloaded and burned the most recent version this morning but it is
> no different. Could it be that PCBSD does not support SATA (this is  
> the
> only thing I
> found on the web but it was referring to PCBSD 6.1)?
> I have also changed AHCI mode to IDE and I still face the same  
> problem.
> Surprisingly, if I try to load PC-BSD Live on a virtual machine
> (VirtualBox), it does run but at a, as expected, very slow pace.
> The pc is a:
> CPU is AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (X86 family 15 Model 47 stepping 2
> authenticAMD ~2200 Mhz)
> BIOS is American Megatrends 080012, 12/27/2005
> RAM is 768 MB
> Searching the PC-BSD FAQ and googling failed to help me.
> Any ideas where I should look for info?
> Thanks
> Normand
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