probing devices

Josh Paetzel friar_josh at
Mon Jun 2 15:39:26 PDT 2003

On Mon, Jun 02, 2003 at 06:17:31PM -0400, E. Clay Price wrote:
> I am trying to install BSD 5 on a Intel P3-450 machine. After booting
> from cd, there is a screen that says "Probing devices, please wait (this
> can take a while).  How long is "a while"??? It has been probing for
> about 4 hours. Any suggestions?

You hvae a hung machine there, that probe should take a minute or two there.  
I can't remember if you can press ALT-F2 at this point in the install to see 
the debug console, but if you can that might give you some indication of what 
the problem is.  Hope this helps some.


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