Problem running FreeBSD/RISC-V in QEMU

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Date: Fri, 20 May 2022 11:36:15 UTC
Hi everybody,

I am trying to run FreeBSD/RISC-V in QEMU.

For that purpose I have installed FreeBSD/amd64 inside Virtual Box on a macOS machine:

FreeBSD FreeBSD14 14.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 14.0-CURRENT #0 main-n255696-716fd348e01: Thu May 19 08:29:12 UTC 2022 amd64

and then followed those instructions:

The boot process is initialized but then however I get repeatedly:

failed to allocate staging area: 9

here is the part where it fails, truncated, since the above message is repeated endlessly:

Loading kernel...
/boot/kernel/kernel text=0x5a5e88 text=0x172c34 data=0xf8350 data=0x1eac+0x273b9c 0x8+0x1efc360+0x8+0xf28d3
Loading configured modules...
can't find '/etc/hostid'
can't find '/boot/entropy'
Using DTB provided by EFI at 0x87efb000.
Kernel entry at 0xf660002e...
Kernel args: (null)
failed to allocate staging area: 9
failed to allocate staging area: 9

What is going wrong here?

Thanks in advance and if you need more information please let me know!

Kind regards,