Bug 173680 - 9.1rc3 installer hangs at "rootpass"
Summary: 9.1rc3 installer hangs at "rootpass"
Status: Closed Overcome By Events
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: amd64 (show other bugs)
Version: Unspecified
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: Mark Linimon
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-11-17 14:40 UTC by Jos Jansen
Modified: 2018-05-31 15:36 UTC (History)
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Description Jos Jansen 2012-11-17 14:40:01 UTC
Garbled screen @ rootpass in installer, no way to set root password. 

HP XW4600, HP/Chicony keyboard. Mouse attached through HP1940 display USB hub. 

Killed installer and rebooted; stopped in "mountroot" prompt, no keyboard response! USB issue?

Installed 9.0-Release without issues. I am running at least one server at 9.1rc3 for non-essential services at the office but those are "make buildworld" upgrades from 9.0, not fresh installs from optical media. 


Comment 1 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2017-12-31 08:01:18 UTC
For bugs matching the following criteria:

Status: In Progress Changed: (is less than) 2014-06-01

Reset to default assignee and clear in-progress tags.

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Comment 2 Mark Linimon freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2018-05-31 15:36:00 UTC
Unfortunately this PR was never addressed before these versions of FreeBSD went out of support.  Sorry.

If this is still a problem, please open a new PR.  Thanks.