Originally Posted by djb
I know what you meant, listen to what I am saying and ericjc are saying in the other thread.
Yes I do hit "esc" when the grub menu comes up.
Yes I select pcbsd.
Yes I get the 3rd grub graphical menu that allows 4 different boot options.
Yes I do select "single usermode"
I then get a black screen of death. There is no command prompt.
If I select boot in safe mode. The machine starts to boot and show the ASCII text of the boot sequence but freezes very quickly with a kernel module issue.
No options from the grub menus work, but I've isolated the issue:
I too saw the same thing on Lenovo M Series ThinkCentres.
I have isolated the issue to the i915* kernel module.
Booting the install DVD.
Press space at the text DVD boot menu & select to drop to the bootloader.
Type "boot -s" - boot to the DVD single user shell (sh).
Type "zpool import -f tank" - mounts the new root zfs filesystem on /mnt.
Type "cd /boot/kernel", mkdir "foo" & "mv i915* foo" - moves modules aside.
Type "cd /", "umount /mnt" & reboot, removing the DVD if required.
Installation then proceeds to verify the X resolution, keyboard, timezone & user creation.