Dell PowerEdge R620 hang at 36%



  • I tried to install pfsense 2.0, 2.0.3, 2.1-beta but the installation always stops at 36% in step
    /usr/local/bin/cpdup -vvv -l -o /usr/mnt/usr
    Recommendations from http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=31907.0 did not work

    Just to share my experience, I disabled network cards and all PCI slots from BIOS and got everything installed smoothly, then enabled everything back after first boot from local hard drive.



  • Are you using the 32-bit or 64-bit version of pfsense for your install?  In case you are using the 32-bit version, give the 64-bit version a try to see if you can get any further.  In case you are using the 64-bit version, I'm not sure why the R620 is hanging.



  • Disable all power management and set the system to only present a single CPU core.  After the install is done you can put things back.  If that doesn't work, do the install in a desktop and then move the drive over.



  • I had similar issues on Dell machines and ended up having to disable PCI slots during install, then re-enable them and pfsense will detect NICs and all is well.


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