[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD 9.0 hangs during installation

Wilbert Leeper protagonist at charter.net
Sun Dec 12 17:21:55 PST 2010

I have had that problem for  several years now. In my case  it seems to happen if I press a key too soon so I can watch  the boot process. Have you tried not pressing a key and waiting? I am doing the install in a VM on my Mac but had noticed it also when I had a physical system to use.

On Dec 12, 2010, at 2:28 PM, Ian Robinson wrote:

> Testing PCBSD 9.0 i386 on older Acer TravelMate 4001 (Intel Centrino P4 @ 1.5 GHz, 2 Gb RAM, Intel 82855BG video driver (iwi).
> I was not able to install.
> On "Normal Install" (install option #1) and the VESA install option, the installations appear to freeze immediately after going to the PCBSD splash screen.  I say appears to freeze because I see no CD disk activity and pressing "any key" does not remove the splash screen.  I waited five minutes to give it a chance to revive itself, but nothing happened.
> I had more success using Verbose Install -- the installation proceeded, let me remove the splash screen to see the dmesg probe scrolling by, but the screen goes black and freezes immediately after displaying the message "Autoconfiguring X server."  I did not see a white rectangle in the upper left corner.  I waited five minutes but nothing else happened.
> Ian Robinson
> Salem, Ohio
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