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Date:      Fri, 07 Jun 2013 10:41:01 +0930
From:      Shane Ambler <FreeBSD@ShaneWare.Biz>
To:        Ewald Jenisch <>
Subject:   Re: Panic/reboot while trying to install 9.1 on a HP Proliant DL580G5
Message-ID:  <51B13325.6060404@ShaneWare.Biz>
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On 06/06/2013 23:41, Ewald Jenisch wrote:

> 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)

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

Just guessing from what I see -

The panic is "No usable event timer found!"
Have you tried kern.eventtimer.periodic=0 or other values for 
Is the panic the same without the loader adjustments?

Can you boot into single user mode?
what does sysctl kern.eventtimer.choice show?

Does it boot 8.3 ?

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