[PC-BSD Testing] Unable to get Live PC-BSD to boot (solved)

Normand Fisher fishern at ncf.ca
Mon Mar 22 18:34:20 PDT 2010



----- Original Message -----
From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org>
Date: Monday, March 22, 2010 8:52 am
Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Unable to get Live PC-BSD to boot

> On 03/20/2010 14:40, Josh Paetzel wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > 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:
> >> MOTHERBOARD is ASUS A8V-VM
> >> 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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> If you boot the regular installer, and let it do the full-DVD 
> integrity 
> tests does that pass?
> 
> 
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> Kris Moore
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Thanks Kris,
I did the full integrity check without problem.  
I went back to the BIOS setting on the computer and instead of selecting
IDE on the Serial ATA controller, I  choose to disable it.

That did the trick and I now have PC-BSD installed.
Lot more to learn.

Normand


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