FreeBSD 9.2 won't boot without a video console under KVM

Derek Ragona derek at
Thu Jan 23 21:19:25 UTC 2014

At 01:06 PM 1/23/2014, David Tenney wrote:
>I'm trying to run a FreeBSD 9.2 64-bit installation under KVM, but am
>having issues when I remove the video hardware and install a serial console
>connection. The installation boots just fine when video/Cirrus hardware is
>provided to the virtual machine, but once it is removed, the installation
>stops at the BTX loader and causes KVM to go into Paused mode, which cannot
>be returned to Running. Here is a list of adjustments that were made to
>configuration files:
>ttyu0   "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600"   vt100   on secure
>echo "-hP" > /boot.config
>Any help would be great. Thanks!

I have systems setup to do serial and regular consoles.  In my setup I 
access the serial console over lan via ipmitool.

In loader.conf I have

Along with some hint.uart settings such as:


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