system hangs on; "Probing devices, please wait (this can take a while)... "

Randi Harper randi at
Mon Jul 19 23:32:49 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 1:16 PM, Rich <rl001 at> wrote:
> I'm trying to boot on the 9.0 Current or 8.0 Release CD to  install and it just
> 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 if
> there were a status bar or spinning wheel or something to let you know if it's
> doing anything or hung. What can I do to get this to install.
> AMD Phenom 9500 Quad-Core 2.20 GHz
> 2G RAM
> Drive:
> Seagate ST31000333AS
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This is probably just grasping at straws, but any chance your hard
drive is failing?

-- randi

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