Installation hangs during "Archive extraction" phase (9.1)

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Fri Jul 26 11:16:55 UTC 2013

On 7/26/2013 12:00 PM, Ewald Jenisch wrote:
> Hi,
> 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%.

You don't actually need to install ports.txz. All it does is populate 
/usr/ports, but you can do that after install using portsnap as 
documented in the handbook 

portsnap fetch
portsnap extract

> 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
> extraction.
> For the hardware part:
> HP Proliant DL585G5
> 128GB RAM
> 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
> partitioning".
> Has anybody out there seen this type of problem? If yes, any known
> cure/hint/???
> Thanks much in advance for any clue,
> -ewald
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