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

David Tenney davidatenney at gmail.com
Fri Jan 24 15:30:54 UTC 2014


Thanks for the info Derek!

Unfortunately, I still receive the same crash from KVM.


On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 4:08 PM, Derek Ragona <
derek at computinginnovations.com> wrote:

>  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:
>
> /etc/ttys:
>
> ttyu0   "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600"   vt100   on secure
>
> /boot/defaults/loader.conf:
>
> console="comconsole"
>
> /boot.config:
>
> echo "-hP" > /boot.config
>
> Any help would be great. Thanks!
>
> --
> David
>
>
>
> 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
> comsole="comconsole,vidconsole"
> comconsole_speed="115200"
> boot_multicons="YES"
> boot_serial="YES"
>
> Along with some hint.uart settings such as:
> hint.uart.2.baud="115200"
> hint.uart.2.port="0x3e8"
> hint.uart.2.irq="10"
> hint.uart.2.flags="0x10"
>
>         -Derek
>
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