Installation in qemu

Marius Strobl marius at
Fri Jun 28 11:57:57 UTC 2013

On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 01:25:08PM +0200, Michael Moll wrote:
> Hi,
> On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 11:34:33AM +0200, Karl-Philipp Richter wrote:
> > The booting does not further than
> > <output>
> > jumping to kernel entry at 0xc0098000
> > </output>
> > (see screenshot).
> Binary attachments are scrapped by the mailinglist, however, your
> problem is reproducible. First off, the emulated framebuffer is probably
> not supported by FreeBSD. This happens sometimes on real hardware, too
> and then the serial console has to be used for installing.

As far as QEMU is concerned, it emulates a sun4u machine with VGA
graphics with VESA, which simply cannot work in reality. Thus, I
don't see much point in putting efforts into making that work with
FreeBSD and using QEMU with "-nographic" is the way to go.
Apart from that and as you say, the level of sun4u emulation provided
by QEMU/OpenBIOS generally seems rather incomplete. Actually, the
environment provided by the latter [1] appears to be absurd:
"OpenBIOS/SPARC64 is currently able to boot the following OS/kernels:
* Linux (with virtio drivers)"
WTF? :)



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