Bug#778922: Installer hangs during disk formatting
I've had the same Problem when installing Debian a few days ago. I used
the 8.4 multi-arch dvd to reinstall
Debian. I had a "classic" setup with separate partitions for /var, /tmp,
/ + /usr and /home and on a second hdd I had the mountpoint for
I've deleted the first partitions and made a simpler layout just
containing / and /home (and of course swap) the second hdd was just to
be reformattet and where the installer suddenly frozes at 33%. ps showed the
status "S" for every process, the status leds of the pc where inactive,
nothing happened. At the log console I've found the same as the initial
Bug-reporter: "Found a dos partition table of /dev/sdb1"
So I've downloaded the newer installer in version 8.5 and retried with
the same layout for hdd and it failed again.
I used the official installer releases. At the moment I have no Debian
PC arround here at work, if you need further information please let me know.