[PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD 10 rc2 and rc3 usb boot hang on "Grub loading. Welcome to GRUB!

Joe Maloney jpm820 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 10:57:22 PST 2014


Some motherboards have secure boot with no way to turn it off.  Do you have
the model # of your motherboard?

Joe Maloney


On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 12:33 PM, Miguel Clara <miguelmclara at gmail.com>wrote:

> I've looked into that tread, and I've played with grub installed on
> the hard drive but no luck, and also that's was about slow boot seems
> to be fixed.
>
> In my case I've waited for more than half an hour... and nothing! Also
> the pen stops "blinking" so its not reading anything I guess!
>
> In a newer latop it works, but In this one and a similar (old asus
> from a friend who also tested) it also doesn't work, but htat one has
> a working dvd drive!
>
> I do fear it has something to do with this motherboard, but there's
> not options for secure boot, so that can't be it, and it boots from
> USB using the FreeBSD installer.
>
> It would be nice if there was a version of the PC-BSD disk using the
> freebsd boot loader instead of grub!
>
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 3:45 PM, Joe Maloney <jpm820 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Forgot to cc the list.  Wrong list the first time. :(
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 9:45 AM, Joe Maloney <jpm820 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Forgot to cc the list.
> >>
> >>
> >> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> >> From: Joe Maloney <jpm820 at gmail.com>
> >> Date: Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 9:44 AM
> >> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD 10 rc2 and rc3 usb boot hang on
> "Grub
> >> loading. Welcome to GRUB!
> >> To: "Mike C." <miguelmclara at gmail.com>
> >>
> >>
> >> I have not yet encountered this problem but there is a trac ticket open
> >> about grub being slow.  Maybe there are a few things here you can try.
> >>
> >> http://trac.pcbsd.org/ticket/899
> >>
> >> I probobly can't be of much help to fix this but I can try to offer a
> few
> >> more things to check into and try.  Also are you able to try to burn a
> disc
> >> just to see if it may just be an issue with bsd playing nice with
> booting
> >> through usb on that particular motherboard?  Is the motherboard you are
> >> trying on EFI capable?  I wonder if it perhaps has something like secure
> >> boot enabled that doesn't work yet with BSD's?
> >>
> >> Joe Maloney
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 8:42 AM, Mike C. <miguelmclara at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Same with rc4 it seems :/
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> "Mike C." <miguelmclara at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> I have linux running in the disk so I entered the GRUB menu, if I try
> to
> >>>> ls (hd1,0) it also stays waiting for ages... I gave up.... really
> wanted to
> >>>> try pcbsd and even install it but seems impossible trough usb!
> >>>>
> >>>> FreeBSD with FreeBSD loader works fine BTW
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Miguel Clara <miguelmclara at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Hi,
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Trying to test PC-BSD but no luck. I've downloaded both rc2 and rc3.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I'm trying to do this in a HP Pavilion dv6, and simply get the
> screen:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> GRUB loading.
> >>>>> Welcome to GBUB!
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I've waited for half an hour since I remember there was a similar
> >>>>> situation booting from disk after install which is reported and
> solved.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> The strange thing is that on my more recent acer aspire it boots fine
> >>>>> from the same usb disk with both images, and it's quite fast I don't
> even
> >>>>> see grub.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Anyone with such issues?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Thanks
> >>>>> Mike
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> --
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> >>>
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