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Bug #3165

Looping at boot time

Added by gop 4 months ago. Updated 4 months ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
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Target version:
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Start date:
12/24/2018
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Description

Hello to all

yesterday I downloaded the 5.4.1 version of DragonflyBSD. Never the less when I tried to boot the iso dvd image the system went to an endless loop (see attached picture) and I was unable to start the installer.

Any idea/feedback is more than welcome, since I would like to test my luck and try the transition from Debian Linux (testing) to DragonflyBSD.

Thank you all.

IMG_20181224_130348.jpg (3.12 MB) IMG_20181224_130348.jpg gop, 12/24/2018 06:42 AM
IMG_20181227_145553_BURST002.jpg (1.49 MB) IMG_20181227_145553_BURST002.jpg gop, 12/27/2018 05:04 AM

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#1 Updated by justin 4 months ago

It looks like it's trying to mount the ISO and failing to find it in all the spots it expects to find it. How is the DVD attached to the system? I assume you are using hardware.

#2 Updated by gop 4 months ago

justin wrote:
> It looks like it's trying to mount the ISO and failing to find it in all the spots it expects to find it. How is the DVD attached to the system? I assume you are using hardware.

Yes... I am using an external usb DVD driver. The same file in VirtualBox works fine.

#3 Updated by justin 4 months ago

Try a different port - I've seen systems where a few of the USB ports are on a different controller, internally, and they aren't available to the system during bootup... so the BIOS finds them fine but they aren't visible as the operating system tries to start. Usually it bites people booting off a USB stick with the .img file.

#4 Updated by gop 4 months ago

justin wrote:
> Try a different port - I've seen systems where a few of the USB ports are on a different controller, internally, and they aren't available to the system during bootup... so the BIOS finds them fine but they aren't visible as the operating system tries to start. Usually it bites people booting off a USB stick with the .img file.

I will try another port (they are two in total) and I report back. In case of failure would it be meaningful to try a usb stick?

#5 Updated by justin 4 months ago

I bet a USB stick would have the same problem - it's the port itself not being visible during boot.

#6 Updated by gop 4 months ago

justin wrote:
> I bet a USB stick would have the same problem - it's the port itself not being visible during boot.

Unfortunately no usb port worked... Any other ideas?

#7 Updated by justin 4 months ago

This is a long shot, but:

http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/commits/2015-July/419024.html

Setting that at the loader prompt may do it?

Also a long shot: delaying load time, since maybe the iso is taking time to spin up:

http://bugs.dragonflybsd.org/issues/2890

Alternately, if it's some sort of strangeness with that particular USB-DVD drive, putting it on a USB stick and booting from that may do the trick. I know I said that probably would have the same problems, but I was too hasty. Remember you have to create a bootable device rather than just copy a file onto a FAT32 USB stick - you may already realize that.

#8 Updated by gop 4 months ago

justin wrote:
> This is a long shot, but:
>
> http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/commits/2015-July/419024.html
>
> Setting that at the loader prompt may do it?
>
> Also a long shot: delaying load time, since maybe the iso is taking time to spin up:
>
> http://bugs.dragonflybsd.org/issues/2890
>
> Alternately, if it's some sort of strangeness with that particular USB-DVD drive, putting it on a USB stick and booting from that may do the trick. I know I said that probably would have the same problems, but I was too hasty. Remember you have to create a bootable device rather than just copy a file onto a FAT32 USB stick - you may already realize that.

Hello

eventually the use of a usb memory stick solved the problem!

Never the less I can not proceed with the GUI stuff. For instance the

# pkg install xorg

returns an error message regarding the repositories.

Also another question: is there any way to set up the WiFi?

#9 Updated by liweitianux 4 months ago

gop wrote:
>
> eventually the use of a usb memory stick solved the problem!

Great!

> Never the less I can not proceed with the GUI stuff. For instance the
>
> # pkg install xorg
>
> returns an error message regarding the repositories.

Does 'pkg update' and 'pkg upgrade' help?

> Also another question: is there any way to set up the WiFi?

The WiFi setup is the same as FreeBSD. Please see:
https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/network-wireless.html

#10 Updated by justin 4 months ago

Do you have a network connection? Pkg downloads a package list and then downloads what you request. There is no local package repository in the default install (too big), so network has to be up before pkg will get anywhere.

#11 Updated by gop 4 months ago

OK... wifi is also fixed !!

Now, and please accept my apologies if I am asking something trivial, is there any **detailed** (and up to date) guide on how to get to the desktop (with e.g., GNOME, KDE etc), for the guide I have found seems to be deprecated. For instance I can not install GNOME using

# pkg install gnome3

or

#pkg install gnome

etc...

Thank you again.

#12 Updated by gop 4 months ago

Previously I meant that I have found the stage at which the network is adjusted. Still, my WiFi card is not recognized while there is no such a problem in FreeBSD (with which I have a nvme problem; but this is something irrelevant).

#13 Updated by justin 4 months ago

gop wrote:
> For instance I can not install GNOME using
>
> # pkg install gnome3
>
> or
>
> #pkg install gnome

I don't know if the gnome package is complete, but there's MATE and XFCE as options. In any case, you need a working network link. Do you have a working network connection, wired or wireless?

#14 Updated by gop 4 months ago

I do have ethernet, but the problem is that my WiFi is not recognized :(

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