system hangs on;
"Probing devices, please wait (this can take a while)... "
rl001 at pacbell.net
Tue Jul 20 01:21:49 UTC 2010
Drive is perfectly fine. Windows runs perfect on first partition. BTW both
drives are doing it, I doubt both drives would go bad at the same time. Windows
and Linux workfine. Only FreeBSD has trouble.
From: Garrett Cooper <gcooper at FreeBSD.org>
To: Randi Harper <randi at freebsd.org>
Cc: Rich <rl001 at pacbell.net>; freebsd-questions at freebsd.org;
freebsd-sysinstall at freebsd.org
Sent: Mon, July 19, 2010 5:53:21 PM
Subject: Re: system hangs on; "Probing devices, please wait (this can take a
On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 4:32 PM, Randi Harper <randi at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 1:16 PM, Rich <rl001 at pacbell.net> wrote:
>> I'm trying to boot on the 9.0 Current or 8.0 Release CD to install and it
>> hangs on;
>> "Probing devices, please wait (this can take a while)... "
>> I've waited almost an hour. how long is it supposed to take? It would be nice
>> there were a status bar or spinning wheel or something to let you know if
>> doing anything or hung. What can I do to get this to install.
>> AMD Phenom 9500 Quad-Core 2.20 GHz
>> 2G RAM
>> Seagate ST31000333AS
> This is probably just grasping at straws, but any chance your hard
> drive is failing?
Time to try checking the SMART data on the drive?
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