[PC-BSD Testing] SATA HDD via external USB enclosure: install failure

Brian Smith peispud at eastlink.ca
Thu Sep 22 13:57:37 PDT 2011


I actually have beta 2 running off an external drive after all attempts to get GRUB to boot a previously bootable 8.2 failed from an internal drive. There is a simple fix for this boot thing, and I think we all know what it is :p

On 09/22/11, "Tigersharke ."  <tigersharke at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello..
> 
> I have unsuccessfully tried installing v9.0beta2 onto a 160 GB SATA drive, using 32bit or 64bit USBFULL, and 64bit USB live.
> 
> The HDD is a brand new 160GB Western Digital Caviar Blue, it is attached to an Acomdata Samba USB 2.0 3.5-Inch IDE/SATA Hard Drive Enclosure, which attaches to my PC via USB.
> 
> 
> In all attempts, the install begins but eventually freezes up before completion (and at different % done each time). 
> I cannot use the mouse, nor affect anything with the keyboard, the only way out is to poweroff/reboot.
> 
> 
> Has anyone else had similar problems or is there possibly something weird about my situation?
> 
> Contrary to the above results, an IDE drive used within the same enclosure and USB install media, succeeded.
> 
> 
> Thanks!
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> 
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