Removing all ZFS support from boot process
doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Fri Feb 11 00:24:16 UTC 2011
On 11/02/2011, at 1:43, Mark Powell wrote:
> After boot0 starts and the USB boots it displays Drive C: is disk0 etc. for each drive. Then I can hear all the drives making noises. Sounds like the devices are being tasted, with the spinning char. This goes on for sometime. Often the machine hangs solid and I have to reset. It can take 3 or 4 attempts before the OS boots. I can tell it's hung by pressing the caps lock key. If the capslock light doesn't work I hit reset and cross my fingers.
This is before the kernel boots, correct?
ie the hang occurs before any bold text is printed on the screen.
Can you take a picture of where it hangs? (you will have to host it somewhere though, as the list will reject non text attachments).
I suspect it's in the loader and quite possibly it's your BIOS that is at fault, or at the very least there is a nasty interaction with it.
Is there an update for the BIOS? Does this happen on other hardware?
Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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