misc/142946: Cant boot installation DVD. BTX halted

Ilya Zhuravel ilya.zhuravel at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 17:20:03 UTC 2010

>Number:         142946
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       Cant boot installation DVD. BTX halted
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Jan 18 17:20:02 UTC 2010
>Originator:     Ilya Zhuravel
>Release:        8.0 AMD64
Cant even load OS. Fails when starting installer
When trying to install freeBSD 8.0 on ESX server 3.5 after selecting any loader option i get an error BTX halted.

I also get some kind of memory dump.
Could it be connected to bios settings or is it my virtual machine or even HW (Intel XEON 64 bit). 

Please he-e-e-e-elp.

Sincerely yours,
Ilya Zhuravel
Install an installation DVD and press 1. If you see "BTX halted" exception you've got the same problem.
Googled alot but haven't found any specific answer why this happens.


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