Problem booting

Brian Wood woodbrian77 at
Mon Jul 28 20:25:53 UTC 2014

On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 3:13 PM, Roland Smith <rsmith at> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 10:58:06AM -0500, Brian Wood wrote:
> > I have PCBSD 10 installed on an HP desktop with
> > a RT5390 wireless adapter.  The boot hangs with
> >
> > ral0:  needs multicast update callback
> My wireless adapter gives the same warning, but the machine doesn't hang
> (that's on 10-STABLE amd64, btw).
> > I looked for a way to disable the wireless adapter in bios
> > but didn't find one.  Or at least what I tried didn't help.
> > Any suggestions?  Thanks.
> You can put
>     hint.ral.0.disabled="1"
> in /boot/device.hints. That will disable the device.
> But it is not sure that this device is the cause of the hang.

I'm not sure how to edit that file.  I can get to grub prompt but
don't know if that is where I should be to edit it.  I believe I'm on
10-Stable and amd64 also.

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