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

Miguel Clara miguelmclara at gmail.com
Mon Jan 20 13:50:56 PST 2014


Yeah at least for arch and debian it should be 2.0.

Not sure if its helpful: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GRUB

Thanks for trying to fix it!

On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 9:48 PM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:
> 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
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 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.
>>>>>>>
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