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

Miguel Clara miguelmclara at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 16:57:17 PST 2014


Arch at least is an hybrid:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/USB_Flash_Installation_Media#Using_dd

On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 12:39 AM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:
> On 01/23/2014 14:22, Mike C. wrote:
>
> My friend seems the same problem on a Toshiba laptop is having the same
> problem with rc3 and rc4.
>
> he has not tried the grubtext imagem yet, however it woroks fine if he Burns
> the image to a DVD.
>
>
>
>
> So it only seems to be a problem with the USB portion? If he has the same
> issue, but can boot-from DVD then perhaps your system will also work via
> DVD.
>
> I'll have to look at bit closer at the particulars of the USB code, right
> now we are just using "grub-mkrescue" command to generate the files, perhaps
> something in there works a bit differently on a BSD host.
>
> The Linux distros you tested, were they USB/DVD hybrids, or USB only images
> you downloaded?
>
>
>
> "Mike C." <miguelmclara at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> I can't but my friend has a USB/dvd all he images seems to work for him
>> using that method. (rc3 rc4 at least)
>>
>> I'm hoping he can lend me he drive today so I can also test on mine.
>>
>>
>> Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> 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?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Kris Moore
>>>>>>> PC-BSD Software
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>>>
>>
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