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

Miguel Clara miguelmclara at gmail.com
Tue Jan 28 17:25:38 PST 2014


Hi, Testing this in another machine, a PC with an ASUS box I have no problems!

Maybe there's something different about HP laptop BIOS?

This is the model:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c02787061

On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 12:57 AM, Miguel Clara <miguelmclara at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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