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Bug #3313

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Can't boot from my live USB at all. The kernel loading process hangs.

Added by rempas over 2 years ago. Updated 11 days ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
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Start date:
02/12/2022
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Description

Hello! I'm trying to install DargonFlyBSD on my hard drive (never installed in hardware before). And I'm facing some problems.

I have tried to create a bootable USB two ways. The first one is the classic "image burn" using "gnome-disks".
The second way and the one I'm more interested and would like to solve is using Ventoy (https://github.com/ventoy/Ventoy).

In both cases, I tried to boot from the USB and when it will try to load the kernel like it normally does, it will hang at some point.
I tried with the latest stable version of DragonFlyBSD (6.2.1) and the latest version of Ventoy (1.0.65). I will provide an image with
the latest info before the kernel loading process hangs.

Thanks and if you need more info, let me know!


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DragonFlyBSD_INSTALL_ERROR.jpg (3.74 MB) DragonFlyBSD_INSTALL_ERROR.jpg rempas, 02/12/2022 12:10 PM
Actions #1

Updated by daftaupe about 2 years ago

Hello,

I'm usually creating the bootable medium with the following command. Please make sure to use the .img file, not the iso if you are using a USB stick.
In the following line, /dev/yourusbstick is to be determined when you insert your USB stick, it can be usually determined by taking a look at the dmesg, probably sd_ on Linux and da_ on FreeBSD for example.

# dd if=dfly-x86_64-6.2.1_REL.img of=/dev/yourusbstick bs=1M
# sync

I did it again last night and ended it up with a working bootable medium. I'd say there's an issue with your method as /dev/mapper/ventoy appear in the log file you uploaded.

Actions #2

Updated by rempas about 2 years ago

daftaupe wrote in #note-1:

Hello,

I'm usually creating the bootable medium with the following command. Please make sure to use the .img file, not the iso if you are using a USB stick.
In the following line, /dev/yourusbstick is to be determined when you insert your USB stick, it can be usually determined by taking a look at the dmesg, probably sd_ on Linux and da_ on FreeBSD for example.

[...]

I did it again last night and ended it up with a working bootable medium. I'd say there's an issue with your method as /dev/mapper/ventoy appear in the log file you uploaded.

Thank you for the info! I wanted to relpy earlier but I had some problems with log-in to my account and now I remembered about this and I went back and fixed them.
So, thank you for the reply after all these months, I decided that I'll wait for DragonFlyBSD to work with Ventoy (and if it ever does) or with a similar program. Having to
burn then format and only be allowed to use one ISO at a time is a no-go for me in 2022. Thanks for your time and I hope you understand. Good luck with your work on
DragonFlyBSD and I hope you can attract more people as the project seems to be the most promising OS project out there!

Actions #3

Updated by saper 11 days ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved

I think it should be reported to Ventoy if this does not work....

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