GRUB 2 (still) slow
|Reported by:||chrstphrchvz||Owned by:||kris|
|Keywords:||grub boot slow hangs||Cc:||trac-bugs@…|
I have installed using the latest 10.0-RC2 ISO (PCBSD10.0-RELEASE-p2-01-02-2014-x64-DVD-USB.iso) using default partitioning (MBR, GRUB; HDD was zeroed beforehand) and after installing, it takes roughly two minutes until PCBSD boots (i.e. for any FreeBSD messages to appear). While "stuck" (about one minute on "GRUB loading \ Welcome to GRUB!", blank, then "Hold left-shift for menu", then blank again), the hard drive light blinks about twice a second. (This issue was also the case for a recent 9.2 installation attempt--have not yet tried the latest 9.2 ISO.)
I saw this bug report and so far the issue (if mine is the same one) did not get resolved in the latest 10.0-RELEASE: #748
The system is a Toshiba Satellite A135-S2356, 1GB RAM, 1.6GHz Celeron M 520, ATI Radeon Xpress 200m, 80GB SATA. (Note: it seems to be a rather peculiar one since I can't seem to get any ordinary recent Linux distribution to boot without eventually hanging--was glad to find that PCBSD 9.1 worked).