Panic/reboot while trying to install 9.1 on a HP Proliant DL580G5

Ewald Jenisch a at
Thu Jun 6 14:12:16 UTC 2013


Several days ago I got a HP Proliant DL580 G5 that I wanted to install
FreeBSD 9.1 (64bit) on - till now without any success :-(.

Symptoms: Upon booting off the installation DVD the system freezes
(when running the installation "non-verbose") or installation stops
with a panic followed by an automatic reboot.

Here's what I tried so far:

o) Updating BIOS, array-controller, iLO to the latest version
o) Booting the installation DVD in safe-mode 
o) Booting the installatino DVD verbose mode
o) Escaping to the loader prompt, entering
   and booting the install-DVD with these settings
   (I once could boot and older HP-server using these settings, so 
   I tried them here too)

Nothing of this helped - the system just freezes/crashes in an early
stage even before the actual installer starts.

I uploaded screenshots to a server so you can see what's happening:

("FreeBSD-install-crash-HP-Proliant-DL580-G5-04.jpg" shows the actual

Anybody seen this before?

Any known cure against this problem?

Thanks much in advance for any clue,

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