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Date:      Thu, 6 Jun 2013 16:11:04 +0200
From:      Ewald Jenisch <a@jenisch.at>
To:        <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Panic/reboot while trying to install 9.1 on a HP Proliant DL580G5
Message-ID:  <20130606141104.GA1261@aurora.oekb.co.at>

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Hi,

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
        kern.eventtimer.periodic=1
        kern.eventtimer.timer="LAPIC"
   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:

http://www.jenisch.at/HP-Proliant-DL580-G5-Installation-Crash/FreeBSD-install-crash-HP-Proliant-DL580-G5-01.jpg
http://www.jenisch.at/HP-Proliant-DL580-G5-Installation-Crash/FreeBSD-install-crash-HP-Proliant-DL580-G5-02.jpg
http://www.jenisch.at/HP-Proliant-DL580-G5-Installation-Crash/FreeBSD-install-crash-HP-Proliant-DL580-G5-03.jpg
http://www.jenisch.at/HP-Proliant-DL580-G5-Installation-Crash/FreeBSD-install-crash-HP-Proliant-DL580-G5-04.jpg

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

Anybody seen this before?

Any known cure against this problem?

Thanks much in advance for any clue,
-ewald



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