Installation hangs during "Archive extraction" phase (9.1)

Ewald Jenisch a at
Fri Jul 26 10:01:44 UTC 2013


Upon trying to install FreeBSD 9.1 on a HP Proliant DL585G5
installation freezes when it comes to the point "Archive Extraction"
while extracting "ports.

To be specific, the system freezes while extracting ports.txz at 23%
with "Overal Progress" being 29%.

First I thought about the installation medium, so I re-burned the
installation CD ("disc1"), tried the DVD-installation, even installing
over the network - the machine always freezes when it comes to archive

For the hardware part:
HP Proliant DL585G5
8 HDs a 146GB: two of them in Raid-1, the remainder Raid0
2x onboard LAN: (HP NC371i)
2 addon NIC-cards with 2 ports each (HP NC360T)

Harddisk has been set up with GPT, for the test "automatic

Has anybody out there seen this type of problem? If yes, any known

Thanks much in advance for any clue,

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