Installation in qemu

Karl-Philipp Richter krichter722 at
Fri Jun 28 14:06:36 UTC 2013

I'm not enough into the topic to judge this.

Am 28.06.2013 13:57, schrieb Marius Strobl:
> 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? :)
> Marius
> 1:

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