Error installing Xubuntu under bhyve

D'Arcy Cain darcy at
Tue Oct 9 10:41:48 UTC 2018

On 10/8/18 6:14 PM, D'Arcy Cain wrote:
> I am trying to install Xubuntu under bhyve with vm-bhyve.  The install

I had a private email with some suggestions.  They didn't work but I
thought I should mention them here for discussion purposes.

> goes fine right up to near the end when it fails with a "Executing
> 'grub-install /dev/vda' failed" error and the install fails.  A second
> attempt says that there is a system already on the disk but it won't
> boot up and leaves the console at a grub prompt.  I have grub2-bhyve
> installed.  Here is my config:
> guest="linux"
> uefi="yes"
> loader="grub"
> grub_run_partition="msdos1"

He said that I don't need the grub lines if I am using uefi.  Those
lines were actually added in as a Hail Mary.  In or out made no difference.

> disk0_type="virtio-blk"

He suggested ahci-hd.  It made no difference.

He also suggested starting over with a new disk but that didn't help either.

Still looking for suggestions.

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