[PC-BSD Testing] install works, system fails to boot

Randy Schultz schulra at earlham.edu
Wed Nov 7 10:13:48 PST 2012

On Wed, 7 Nov 2012, Kris Moore spaketh thusly:

-}Those defaults may change though based upon the hardware of the box. If
-}you can do the install again, go ahead and take a note of the disk setup
-}screen, if its UFS or ZFS. Maybe click configure and change it to the
-}other and see if that makes a difference. It could be an issue with ZFS

Okies.  Update.

Selected UFS filesystem.  Let it finish, clicked on "Finish".  Screen goes
blank, system hangs.  Let it sit for 5-10 mins, no change.  Power cycled the
box(had to hold power button in until it shut down).  Power the box back on,
let it POST and get to the F1 FreeBSD prompt.  This is the same as before, no
change.  This time however it does boot the kernel.  The box gets to X
configuration stage, does it's checking, pops a dialog about finding the X
settings, keep yes/no.  I click on keep(or whatever the yes button says since
the setting are good, 1900x1200 IIRC).  Screen then goes blank, system never
comes back.  It's been sitting there for >10 mins as of this writing.
<ctl><alt><del> do not do the normal fbsd reboot.

 Randy    (schulra at earlham.edu)      765.983.1283         <*>

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