Booting 9front on bhyve

Lars Engels lars.engels at
Mon Jan 9 09:46:56 UTC 2017

On Sun, Jan 08, 2017 at 08:10:13PM -0700, Trent Thompson wrote:
> Piotr,
> Thanks to work from Peter G, bhyve has been patched[1] to fix the PS/2
> mouse issue in 9front. With this fixed, I was able to get 9front installed
> and running from a bhyve virtual machine using virtio-blk emulation.  I was
> even able to set up networking[2] with virtio-net. Using ahci-hd and Intel
> 1000 emulation did not work for me. I'd also like to note that I had better
> success with partitioning the virtual hard drive as MBR in the installer,
> over GPT. I have heard of GPT working for some people, though. I uploaded a
> simple script to Gist[3] that I used to get this done, but as long as you
> use Virtio drivers you should be fine.
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]

Will you incorporate all your OS testing in iohyve? :)
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