Alex Ernst alex.ernst19 at
Mon Jun 14 09:29:24 UTC 2021

 I have problems installing FreeBSD PPC64le in QEMU. Tried with the
following ISO-images:


$ qemu-system-ppc64 --accel tcg,thread=multi -smp cpus=2 -m size=1024
-cdrom FreeBSD-13.0-RELEASE-powerpc-powerpc64le-disc1.iso -boot order=d
-hda FreeBSD-13.0-RELEASE-powerpc64le.qcow2 -net
user,hostfwd=tcp::22222-:22 -net nic -nographic -vga none

QEMU Starting
 Build Date = Jul 17 2020 11:15:24
 FW Version = git-e18ddad8516ff2cf
 Press "s" to enter Open Firmware.

Populating /vdevice methods
Populating /vdevice/vty at 71000000
Populating /vdevice/nvram at 71000001
Populating /vdevice/l-lan at 71000002
Populating /vdevice/v-scsi at 71000003
       SCSI: Looking for devices
          8000000000000000 DISK     : "QEMU     QEMU HARDDISK    2.5+"
          8200000000000000 CD-ROM   : "QEMU     QEMU CD-ROM      2.5+"
Populating /pci at 800000020000000
No NVRAM common partition, re-initializing...
Scanning USB
Using default console: /vdevice/vty at 71000000

  Welcome to Open Firmware

  Copyright (c) 2004, 2017 IBM Corporation All rights reserved.
  This program and the accompanying materials are made available
  under the terms of the BSD License available at

Trying to load:  from: /vdevice/v-scsi at 71000003/disk at 8200000000000000 ...
Successfully loaded
Consoles: Open Firmware console

FreeBSD/powerpc64le Open Firmware loader, Revision 0.1
Memory: 1048576KB
Booted from: /vdevice/v-scsi at 71000003/disk at 8200000000000000

Loading /boot/defaults/loader.conf
don't know how to load module '/boot/kernel/kernel'

can't load 'kernel'

Type '?' for a list of commands, 'help' for more detailed help.

OK ls /boot/kernel/kernel


Thank you,

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