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

Polytropon freebsd at
Mon Jul 19 23:34:21 UTC 2010

On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 00:16:27 +0100, Bruce Cran <bruce at> wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 00:59:58 +0200
> Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> > I would suggest to boot with the live system CD, e. g. of 8.0-RELEASE.
> > It should not launch sysinstall automatically (you can even boot the
> > CD into SUM), so you end up with a regular shell. First, check all
> > the kernel's output for things that look... strange... and maybe you
> > even decide to install the system without sysinstall (if THAT is
> > what's causing all the trouble).
> Unfortunately the LiveFS CD does run sysinstall by default - you need
> to go to the Fixit menu to get the shell.

Yes - that's what I intended to suggest. :-)

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