Bug#255134: debian-installer: cardmgr causes system lockup
severity 255134 normal
This looks like a known problem with some laptop models.
Please try starting the installer with 'linux DEBCONF-PRIORITY=medium' or
You will be asked during hardware detection whether you want to start PCMCIA
Please test first if answering 'No' solves your problem.
If you answer 'Yes' to the question 'start PCMCIA services', you will be given
the opportunity to exclude address ranges. What range to exclude is model
specific; see  and  for reference.
You should be able to solve the problem in this way.