IA64 7.2-RC2 in HP Integrity Virtual Machine

Zahemszky Gabor gabor at zahemszky.hu
Wed Apr 29 07:05:34 UTC 2009


I've tried to install the new 7.2-RC2 FreeBSD version, on a HP-UX IVM (*) 
guest virtual machine.
But I couldn't install it. With verbose boot, the only one I can get is: 

..... (other devices)
lo0: bpf attached
Waiting 5 seconds for SCSI devices to settle
(xpt0:mpt0:0:-1:-1): reset bus 

fatal kernel trap (cpu 0): 

    trap vector = 0x14 (Page Not Present)
    cr.iip      = 0xe000000004a1dba0
    cr.ipsr     = 0x1010080a2010 (mfl,ic,dt,dfh,rt,cpl=0,it,ri=0,bn)
    cr.isr      = 0x80400000000 (code=0,vector=0,r,ei=0,ed)
    cr.ifa      = 0x1
    curthread   = 0xe000000004c1fa40
        pid = 0, comm = swapper 

[thread pid 0 tid 0 ]
Stopped at      pmap_switch+0x120:      [M0]    ld4 r14=[r17],0x4

By the way, in the past, I tried 7.0, and 7.1 in IVM, without any success.
All of them panicked at that point. Is it possible to run Itanium-based
FreeBSD on an IVM virtual machine? And if it is, how? 



(*) HP IVM is a software virtualization, (like VmWare Workstation) running 
on Itanium based HP-UX machines, creating virtual Itanium machines (I can 
run IA64-Windows / IA64-Linux, and of course IA64-HP-UX operating systems in 
the VM-s paralelly)

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