Installer stops at "waiting for backend"
On a snapshot from today (pfSense-2.0-BETA1-20100524-0526.iso), the installer stops at "waiting for backend" when invoked, either from option 99 or the 'i' prompt earlier in the boot process.
You can ctrl-c and break out of the installer, but that is all. The installer.log contains only one line:
BSD Installer started