[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 11:00:00 PST 2014


Actually it looks like this hp Pavilion dv6 may be a laptop?  If so
somewhere on the bottom it should have a full model usually like *dv6*-2000,
etc.  Or maybe a service tag, part number.

Joe Maloney


On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 12:57 PM, Joe Maloney <jpm820 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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