9.0Beta1; Loader hangs when Firewire is present
This is an old, well known problem, I think. When booting I get a "run_interrupt_driven_hooks: still waiting for xpt_config". With PCBSD 8.2 on the very same machine there is no problem.
I quickly found out about Firewire by searching the net, changed soundcards (SB Audigy2 to a cheap something without Firewire) and booted and installed without any problem, so I am quite certain it was the Firewire that did it.
Two other things, the timezone I choose (Stockholm CET) is not set during installation, I correct that using sysinstall (same problem in 8.2) . Sysinstall does not seem to be able to mount the installation-DVD.