Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 21:38:07 UTC
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=257722 Bug ID: 257722 Summary: Current RELEASE builds (11.4, 12.2, 13.0) give BTX boot crash, where 11.3 worked fine. Product: Base System Version: 12.2-RELEASE Hardware: amd64 OS: Any Status: New Severity: Affects Some People Priority: --- Component: misc Assignee: bugs@FreeBSD.org Reporter: email@example.com I am trying to upgrade my system from 11.3 to a supported release (amd64). My initial plan was to go to 11.4, then to 12.2. But as you will see, none of the current supported releases can run the BTX loader. 11.3 seems to be the last release that works on my system. See attached images for what the physical console shows for each of the 3 failure cases. I am more than happy to provide more details if it will help fix this. In the meantime, I am working on rolling back to 11.3. 11.4 problem: My upgrade went smoothly until I rebooted after installing the new userland. Now, boot fails with a register dump and "BTX halted" every time. I then tried creating a boot USB stick of 11.4, and indeed that has the same failure to boot on my system. So, I don't think it is a problem with my upgrade steps. I think 11.4 boot code simply does not work with my system. 12.2 problem: I thought perhaps that skipping 11.4 would work, so I made a 12.2-RELEASE USB boot stick too. This also failed to boot, but in a different way. This time, when the BTX code runs, the screen is filled with garbage ASCII and beeps a few times, then halts. So, 12.x seems problematic, too. 13.0 problem: Since this is the only other supported release, I tried it as well, again via USB boot stick. This one also fails, but it simply hangs, with no output, after the list of BIOS drives. ---- Other notes: * This is somewhat old hardware, but nothing that's unsupported, AFAIK. Again, happy to provide details, but I'm not sure what would be most useful. -- You are receiving this mail because: You are the assignee for the bug.