[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD 9 installation failure

Jimmy B. jpb at jimby.name
Fri Oct 19 12:37:53 EDT 2012

* Matt Juszczak <matt at atopia.net> [2012-10-19 12:23]:
> Just a follow up on this thread --
> The data center tried two different chasis, two different RAID cards, two 
> different ISOs including the boot only.  The install is still failing -- 
> once they add the basic user, the install restarts itself.
> The box is a poweredge t110:
> http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/poweredge-t110/pd
> That should be compatible with the amd64 FreeBSD 9 image, right?

Hi Matt,

I don't know about the hardware.

One possibility you might try is to download and use the
PC-BSD installer.  It's a total rewrite of the install program
and you can use it to install a stock FreeBSD server with no
extra PC-BSD desktop bits.

The download page is here:

and the docs (written by Dru) are here:

Given all the issues surrounding the current project installer
you may find this a much more desirable option.

Jim B.

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