[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD9-CURRENT-20110113-x86 -- Installation failed on Centrino-based laptop

Ian Robinson fitchkendall at gmail.com
Wed Jan 26 20:38:03 PST 2011

Testing a fresh install of PCBSD9-CURRENT-20110113-x86-DVD on Acer Laptop,
Pentium Centrino @ 1.5 GHz, 2 Gb RAM, on-board Intel 82855 video, Intel
wireless (iwi).

This laptop had a previous installation of the first PCBSD9 alpha iso from
early November.  That installation completed, but had to use the vesa driver
to work.  Today's installation of the January 13th version failed:

(1) Installation failed and hung at the point were the routine starts
X-server.  The screen went black, with no white rectangle, and remained
black.  Could not get to a console.  Had to hard reboot.

(2) Attempted installation with "vesa mode" which transitioned nicely into
the GUI installer.  However, the install failed while "Extracting system
image" at 92% on the progress bar.  The system was frozen, and I could not
get to a terminal (Alt-F2) nor to a console (Ctrl-Alt-F1).  Had to hard

Ian Robinson
Salem, Ohio
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