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

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Thu Jan 23 04:58:57 PST 2014


On 01/22/2014 22:02, Miguel Clara wrote:
> So I add a "crazy" idea!
>
> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/da0 count=1
>
>
> Used gpart to create a gpt partition table and added a freebsd-ufs type partion!
>
> I mounted the iso (using mdconfig) and the pen, copied all the contents!
>
>
> And what I see now is that once FreeBSD booloader shows, I have the the options
>
> F1 ?
>
> F5 Drive 1
>
> F6 PXE
>
> If I press F1 then USB stick blinks and stops after 1/2  secs!
>
>
> Does this means the problem is not grub at all but the PCBSD image it self?

That is indeed a possibility... But why would it be working for us here?

Can you grab an external USB DVD drive or something and test the same
image you downloaded on some DVD systems? Just to be sure the USB/dd
portion isn't to blame here?


> On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 2:39 AM, Miguel Clara <miguelmclara at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Bios Updated, change log only refereed to  a minor issue.
>>
>> Still get the same output.
>>
>> My friend also tested this on a old asus (the grub text image) and
>> gets the same output!
>>
>> On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 3:07 PM, Miguel Clara <miguelmclara at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> There's seem to be an update yes, a revision after the one it as
>>> now... I need windows to install it tough!
>>>
>>> I'll see If I can manage with just the Windows Install!
>>>
>>> On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 2:46 PM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:
>>>> On 01/21/2014 09:45, Miguel Clara wrote:
>>>>> I've tried that with the other images, no luck, but also just did that
>>>>> and get the same output!
>>>>>
>>>>> part show da0
>>>>> =>       1  15646719  da0  MBR  (7.5G)
>>>>>          1   3226603    1  !205  [active]  (1.5G)
>>>>>    3226604  12420116       - free -  (5.9G)
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> does that sound right?
>>>>>
>>>> Looks right!
>>>>
>>>> BTW, we hear from some other users with similar issues that they updated
>>>> their BIOS and the problems went away. Are you on the latest BIOS for
>>>> this system?
>>>>
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>>>> Kris Moore
>>>> PC-BSD Software
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