[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD 9-CURRENT-20110701-i386 hangs at BTX loader

Ian Robinson fitchkendall at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 11:19:30 PDT 2011

PCBSD 9-CURRENT-20110701-i386 hangs at BTX loader

Older Dell Precision 420 Dual-P3, 1 Gb RAM, has on-board IDE and ADAPTEC
SCSI Controllers.  Only one disk (SCSI) is installed.

I've done the installation twice with the same result.  In each case, the
installation was "new" from DVD using the entire disk.  The first
installation used GPT.  The second installation did not use GPT.  GPT vs.
non-GPT did not create a difference.  The hang occurred post-installation on
the first boot after installation.

=== The screen shows these messages before freezing ===

BTX Loader 1.00 BTX version is 1.02
Consoles: internal video/keyboard


The "-" did not blink or rotate

Similar problems are also reported at:

FreeBSD problem i386/151122 (BTX 1.02 crashes on boot)

http://forums.pcbsd.org/showthread.php?t=13997 (BTX Loader Problem in
Combined Controllers [involving boot problems where the computer has
SATA/ATA controller options])

http://forums.pcbsd.org/showthread.php?t=14251 (PCBSD 8.2 can't boot)

Ian Robinson
Salem, Ohio

PS -- You have a snapshot directory called 20110716 for more than a week but
you've populated it with the 20110701 iso files.  Are you rolling another
snapshot for 20110716?
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