EFI, UEFI, PXE: FreeBSD-12.1-RELEASE-amd64-bootonly.iso boot from SAN device failed, error 0x7f22208e

Graham Perrin grahamperrin at gmail.com
Thu Dec 24 18:00:17 UTC 2020

On 24/12/2020 13:44, Victor Sudakov wrote:

> The network installation of 12.1 also fails, albeit slightly differently.
> For FreeBSD-12.1-RELEASE-amd64-bootonly.iso I have even filmed the
> process:http://admin.sibptus.ru/~/vas/VID_20201224_202519.mp4  (36 seconds)

Thanks. From the tail of the recording: <https://i.imgur.com/6NfzmZ4.jpg>

efipart_readwrite: rw=1, blk=0 size=8 status=16
efipart_readwrite: rw=1, blk=32 size=68 status=16
efipart_readwrite: rw=1, blk=15 size=65 status=16
Failed to find bootable partition
Boot from SAN device 0x80 failed: Error 0x7f22208e 
Unregistered SAN device 0x80
Could not boot: Error 0x7f22208e (http://ipxe.org/7f22208e)


FreeBSD aside, for a moment: 

 >> My guess is that your SAN disk does not have a structure that is 
compatible with EFI booting.
 >> It is the firmware of the machine that returns errors to iPXE that 
it tries to do it's best to inform you about.

For the issue with 12.1, you might like to join this discussion:

Fail to install FreeBSD via PXE UEFI firmware | The FreeBSD Forums

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