FreeBSD 5.x under VMware ESX server.

Arnvid Karstad arnvid at
Fri Sep 3 12:43:34 PDT 2004


we recently someone approached us to look  at the possibility to run
FreeBSD 5 under VMware ESX server, since they had some machines running
with 4 allready they wanted to test out the newer versions.  But it
seems while 4.10 and earlier boots fine 5.2.1 and 5.3-BETA-1 both
crashes a terrible death.

When booting with verbose logging it stops when doing something with

bt0 using strict something, then it goes to
alot of errors like these

bt: ccb 0xd9688080 - error 4 ocured. btstat = 11, sdstat = 0
then ioapic0: routing ... down to

ioapic0: routing intpin 9 (ISA IRQ 9)  to cluster 0

and then crash.

On a normal boot it crashes at

Waiting 15 seconds for SCSI devices to Settle

Any idea how to workaround this or are they stuck on FreeBSD 4 for now? 

Mvh/Best regards,

Arnvid L. Karstad

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