BUG? 2.1.3 x64 install hangs but 2.1.2 x64 install does not.



  • My hardware is an HP DL360 G4p server (Xeon 64bit)

    It seems that no matter how many times I download the ISO, and try a reinstall, I can select the defaults on the first grey menu box, and then the menu goes away, and the installation hangs.

    (see image)

    I am running 2.0.3 just fine on the same hardware.

    I am installing on a second, identical server and wanted to swap them out.

    Any thoughts as to what is happening here?



  • UPDATE:  the 3sBit install ISO works, but the 64bit hangs at the point above.

    What gives?



  • UPDATE 2:

    It seems the 2.1.2 AMD64 bit version installs just fine.

    There may be a bug in 2.1.3 installer.


  • LAYER 8 Moderator

    Did you check if you could update from 2.1.2 to 2.1.3 without problems later so it is "installer only"?



  • That's precisely what I did.

    It turns out that something is wrong with the 2.1.3 fresh install



  • I have tried installing from 5 Flashdrives, and 3 different CD's of 2.1.3. Needless to say I have had the exact same issue. It freezes at Waiting on Backend.
    Trying to install 2.1.2 now, and see how we get along.

    1x i3-4150
    1x 4GB Kingston HyperX
    1x SuperMicro MBD-X10SLV-Q-O
    200W power supply.

    I will reply with my results.

    The installer for 2.1.2 seems to freeze at Looking for Config.xml on da0 (Formatted Flashdrive that will host PFSense after install.
    Retrying reinstall.



  • It seems that with this hardware I cannot get past the booting stage, or in the 2.1.3 I cannot get past the expected freezing point with the installer.


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