system hangs on;
"Probing devices, please wait (this can take a while)... "
rl001 at pacbell.net
Thu Jul 22 18:15:25 UTC 2010
No I'm not going to start ripping my computer apart because FreeBSD can't deal
with my hard drive. I think the problem is a shortcoming in FreeBSD where it
can't deal with drives that have old stale RAID metadata on them. I'm just going
to have to wait until they can. Until then no FreeBSD for me. Back to crappy
From: Ryan Coleman <ryan.coleman at cwis.biz>
To: User Questions <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Thu, July 22, 2010 7:19:28 AM
Subject: Re: system hangs on; "Probing devices, please wait (this can take a
I agree, but I might start pulling parts and see if it works then. swap video
cards if you can, etc.
On Jul 22, 2010, at 3:28 AM, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> Rich, if you can't get either the installation CD or live-file-system CD to
> boot (FreeBSD), maybe your computer is allergic to FreeBSD? I've had that
> problem with both FreeBSD and NetBSD on the older computer (Cx486DX-2 at
> 66 MHz; 1.2 GB hard drive). One thing that could possibly help is if you
> could get a custom installation kernel or running kernel, but you'd need
> a different computer to build it on.
> Any way to cross-compile a FreeBSD kernel from NetBSD or Linux? Does anybody
> know? NetBSD guide tells how to make customized installation kernels and
> media, but I see nothing like that for FreeBSD.
> You might read the sysinstall man page from FreeBSD web site. Under NOTES
> This product is currently at the end of its life cycle and will eventu-
> ally be replaced.
> Under BUGS, toward the end
> This utility is a prototype which lasted several years past its expira-
> tion date and is greatly in need of death.
> I guess you and I both agree on this last statement. I also have to say that
> splitting the installation sets into 1392 KB chunks like base.aa, base.ab,
> and so on, is much less user-friendly and more error-prone than one .tgz or
> .tbz file for each installation set: base.tgz, etc.tgz, man.tgz and so on.
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