Can no longer boot after recent updates

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Can no longer boot after recent updates

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Hello,

I've been running GhostBSD on my Dell XPS Desktop for the past few months and until now everything has been great. A couple days ago I got the notification that new updates were available and I installed them successfully and rebooted as usual. However on Bootup the system now hangs after printing:

OpenRC 0.41.2 is starting up FreeBSD 12.2-STABLE (amd64)

Press I to enter interactive boot mode

* Caching service dependencies ...
* WARNING: abi has started, but is inactive
* Starting the System Clock Adjuster (UTC) ...

At this point it just hangs indefinitely. For the first few seconds after printing this line I can type characters on the keyboard and they show up on the screen, but after a few seconds I lose that entirely and need to hard reboot. I've tried the 'I' for interactive boot mode but even spamming 'I' as it boots it never does anything differently at boot up

I have managed to boot up ok by going back to the Boot Environment from before this update, and that boots up and seems to run fine. The next line that prints in OpenRC is *Checking Local Filesystems, so somewhere between starting the system clock adjuster and checking filesystems it seems to be hanging. This system is installed on ZFS

Today there were a bunch more updates and I installed them, hoping that perhaps this issue would be fixed, but it still exists. Can anyone provide some insight in how to troubleshoot or fix this?

Thank you

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Re: Can no longer boot after recent updates

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Hi,

I have exactly the same problem. Did you find a solution? Can someone else help?

Regards,
toby

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Re: Can no longer boot after recent updates

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Look like you have the virtualbox kernel problem.

Did you do the update with the Update Station or pkg command?

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Re: Can no longer boot after recent updates

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ericbsd,

Thanks for the response. I did the update with the Update Station.

I'm running GhostBSD on the metal (not inside VirtualBox as a guest), but I do have VirtualBox installed and use it to run other guests under the GhostBSD host.

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It sounds like this is a known issue, does anyone know of a workaround or a fix? I saw some base OS updates were available in the most recent set, but the same issue persists still. Luckily my boot environment from September 28th continues to work, I did try searching "GhostBSD VirtualBox Kernel Problem" based on ericbsd's description of the issue, but predictably, that doesn't bring up anything relevent.

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@bdk0012 The VirtualBox has been solve since.

An Update with the GUI update manager should should work.

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Re: Can no longer boot after recent updates

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@ericbsd

I've performed all the updates available this afternoon, but the problem persists. Currently when I run update-station there does not appear to be any more updates waiting.

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