On Fri, 6 Apr 2018 08:39:27 -0700 (PDT) "Rodney W. Grimes" <freebsd-...@pdx.rh.cn85.dnsmgr.net> wrote:
> > On Thu, 5 Apr 2018 22:38:51 -0700 (PDT) > > "Rodney W. Grimes" <freebsd-...@pdx.rh.cn85.dnsmgr.net> wrote: > > > > > > Hi, > > > > > > > > > > > > I'm trying to install FreeBSD on : > > > > VMWare ESXi, 6.0.0, 5050593 > > > > > > > > Guest OS: FreeBSD (64-bit) > > > > Compatibility: ESXi 6.0 and later (VM version 11) > > > > > > > > For 11.1R I'm getting the boot menu, then: > > > > /boot/kernel/kernel text=014972f8 > > > > elf64_loadimage: read failed > > > > can't load file: '/boot/kernel/kernel': input/output error > > > > ... > > > > (for 10.4R similar just with a different address). > > > > > > > > SCSI Adapatr for the VM is set to LSI Logic (but I've tried > > > > with the other available options with the same result). > > > > > > > > VMWare docs list both 10 and 11 as being compatible with this > > > > version of ESXi. > > > > Any pointers to get through this will be greatly appreciated, I > > > > didn't found anything on the net, and I need a sane system to > > > > play with when I'm getting tired of the ton of Linux distros > > > > I'm forced to use. > > > > > > Try setting the BIOS emulation to BIOS instead of UEFI. > > > > The WM is set: > > Firmware: BIOS. > > Boot Delay: 0ms > > Force BIOS setup: No > > Failed boot recovery: Do not automatically retry after virtual > > machine fails to find a boot device EFI Secure Boot: Disabled > > Those all look good from my experience. > > > > And what image are you trying to boot from? > > > Are you trying to boot from a cd attached via vsphere client? or > > > is it a file on the server? > > > > I've uploaded the ISOs on one of the data stores on the server, > > didn't even tried from the client. > > Ok, so that is also the same procedure I am trying. > > Now, which .ISO is it? Maybe you have a broken snapshots. Lots of > bootcode work has been going on in -current. Can you try the 11.1 > release ISO either i386 or amd64? > > I know that installs as I have done that many times. FreeBSD-11.1-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1.iso FreeBSD-11.1-RELEASE-amd64-bootonly.iso Tried this one after 11.1 failed FreeBSD-10.4-RELEASE-amd64-bootonly.iso I just downloaded the FreeBSD-11.1-RELEASE-amd64-bootonly.iso from the data store and checked the sha256 against the one on the ftp site and it's OK, so except if vshpere somehow corrupts files on upload and fixes them on download I think the image is OK. > > > I usually use a .ISO when working with ESXi and FreeBSD as a > > > guest. > > > > I'll try with the vmdk image of the release now. > > I have NOT ever tried that, so have no data there. > > > > I run these guest on ESXi 5.5 and ESXi 6.5, I do not have any > > > 6.0.0. > > > > Hm, I guess I could try on 6.5 as an other cluster with has hosts > > running VMware ESXi, 6.5.0, 4564106 > > It should just work, I have played with ESXi 6.0.0 at one > time or another and would have a good recollection if I had issues > booting any FreeBSD distributions on it. At present I do not have > any 6.0.0 running, though I could fix that in a matter of minutes. I relocated the VM on one of the 6.5.0 hosts (just the VM, not anything else) and got the same result trying to boot the 10.4R boot-only ISO). Would it make any diff if I create the VM from scratch on that host? Tnx, -- IOnut Tetcu --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. https://www.avast.com/antivirus _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"