Problem booting

Roland Smith rsmith at
Mon Jul 28 23:21:10 UTC 2014

On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 03:25:52PM -0500, Brian Wood wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 3:13 PM, Roland Smith <rsmith at> wrote:
> > > 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.

Boot from a FreeBSD USB stick or a CD-ROM that contains a live-CD image.
(e.g. FreeBSD-10.0-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso or

Once you get to the main menu of the installer, choose the “Live CD” option.
Mount the partition where /boot resides. Then you can edit the file.

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