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

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Mon Jan 20 13:48:03 PST 2014


On 01/20/2014 14:28, Mike C. wrote:
>
> just tried arch Linux USB boot which uses grub text and works fine, so
> this is specific to pcbsd.
> I notice the release of rc5 already any changes that might help my case?
>


I haven't changed anything specifically in RC5 yet, so I don't think
it'll fix your issue...

I'm wondering if we maybe have a compile-time problem then, most of
those Linuxes are running the same grub 2.00 version, right? Maybe our
compile options need to be tweaked. I'll take a look at it.

>
> "Mike C." <miguelmclara at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>     Hey Kris, just tried this still get the same Welcome to grub and
>     the _ blinking...
>
>
>     Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:
>
>         On 01/17/2014 09:29, Mike C. wrote:
>>
>>         Seems like it completely freezes reading the USB because the
>>         light stops blinking.
>>
>>         I have another pen with a FreeBSD installation IMG, I plugged
>>         it and in the boot options it only detects it self and the
>>         hard disk (F1 and F2), I found that very odd since if I
>>         connect the pen to my newer Acer s3 it boots fine to the
>>         installer and very fast, I barely see the grub welcome screen.
>>
>>
>>         Its really a weird scenario.
>>
>>
>         Yea, this is just straight up bizarre. Couple of additional
>         questions.
>
>         What is on the disk drive?
>
>         If you disconnect the HD and try booting, does it work?
>
>
>>         Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:
>>
>>             On 01/16/2014 18:29, Miguel Clara wrote:
>>
>>                 Hum... stays in the same state :| 
>>
>>             That's a bummer, I really hoped that was the fix. I've got a system here
>>             now which is supposed to have the same issue. I'm going to fiddle with
>>             it today and see if I can some up with some other fix. I'll post-back if
>>             I get a new ISO made for testing.
>>
>>
>>                 On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 9:46 PM, Miguel Clara
>>                 <miguelmclara at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>                     Downloading, I'll ping back after I try! On Thu,
>>                     Jan 16, 2014 at 9:12 PM, Kris Moore
>>                     <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:
>>
>>                         On 01/16/2014 14:17, Kris Moore wrote:
>>
>>                             On 01/16/2014 14:07, Miguel Clara wrote:
>>
>>                                 Its a Laptop indeed, but again its
>>                                 not Secure Boot, it boots nice from
>>                                 using Grub (hd0, where linux lives at
>>                                 the moment) and freebsd loader works
>>                                 using the image from freebsd 10-RC5.
>>                                 Its a laptop and the motherboard
>>                                 needs to be updated to have UEFI. I
>>                                 think Kris is onto it, Ubuntu grub
>>                                 boot is text mode and FreeBSD too!
>>                                 can I changed this somehow in my img?
>>                                 Or maybe a testing one can be uploaded?
>>
>>                             I'm building a "test" ISO right now, I'll
>>                             ping back when its uploaded for you to try :)
>>
>>                         Give this one a whirl:
>>                         http://web.pcbsd.org/~kris/PCBSD-10.0-RC4-grubtext.iso
>>                         <http://web.pcbsd.org/%7Ekris/PCBSD-10.0-RC4-grubtext.iso>
>>                         Don't try to install with it, its just for
>>                         booting and testing the grub menus :) Let me
>>                         know if it fixes the problem and I can get
>>                         those changes into RC5. -- Kris Moore PC-BSD
>>                         Software iXsystems
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>>             Kris Moore
>>             PC-BSD Software
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>>
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>>         brevity. 
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