Mercy! He probably assumed memory in GB and thought 4GB was plenty. Dumb
but understandable mistake. I've made similar ones, but try not to make a
habit of it. (My wife probably disagrees.)

Kevin Oberman, Part time kid herder and retired Network Engineer
E-mail: rkober...@gmail.com
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On Sat, Apr 7, 2018 at 4:31 AM, Ion-Mihai Tetcu <ite...@freebsd.org> wrote:

>
> [ combining 2 mails sent yesterday that didn't made it to the list ]
>
> Lol, looking over the one that fails ... RAM is set at 4MB. Which I
> think it might be the default on that cluster for some reason.
> I'll test now with a sane amount of RAM. Apologies for the noise.
>
> Yep, with 1GB it's OK.
> Can't wait for the next week to kill the guy who configured that VM
> before handling it over to me.
> Sorry again for waisting your time.
>
>
> On Fri, 6 Apr 2018 23:44:17 +0300
> Ion-Mihai Tetcu <ite...@freebsd.org> wrote:
>
> > On Fri, 6 Apr 2018 11:30:26 -0700 (PDT)
> > "Rodney W. Grimes" <freebsd-...@pdx.rh.cn85.dnsmgr.net> wrote:
> >
> > > > 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).
> >
> >  [ .. ]
> >
> > > > 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?
> > >
> > > Um, moving .vmx files around between versions of vsphere has to be
> > > done with a good deal of care, and given your having "issues" to
> > > start with I would not add that complexity to this problem.
> > >
> > > Create an new empty vm on 6.5.0, and use HW level 8, that is
> > > portable accross 5.5 to 6.5.
> > >
> > > Also try sticking with ONLY IDE disks and cdrom, that might
> > > be causing an issue.
> >
> > OK I created a new machine, almost with defaults (changed the disk to
> > IDE and independent-nonpersistent, put the CDROM on the same
> > controller) on 6.5.0 with Compatibility set to ESXi 5.0 and later (VM
> > version 8) and the installer booted OK, got to the welcome screen.
> > I'll play more tomorrow since it's almost midnight and I have to be up
> > in 4h. Many thanks for the help.
> >
> >
> > Here's the vmx of it:
> > >>>
> > .encoding = "UTF-8"
> > config.version = "8"
> > virtualHW.version = "8"
> > nvram = "FREEBSD-test2.nvram"
> > pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"
> > svga.present = "TRUE"
> > pciBridge4.present = "TRUE"
> > pciBridge4.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
> > pciBridge4.functions = "8"
> > pciBridge5.present = "TRUE"
> > pciBridge5.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
> > pciBridge5.functions = "8"
> > pciBridge6.present = "TRUE"
> > pciBridge6.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
> > pciBridge6.functions = "8"
> > pciBridge7.present = "TRUE"
> > pciBridge7.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
> > pciBridge7.functions = "8"
> > vmci0.present = "TRUE"
> > hpet0.present = "TRUE"
> > memSize = "1024"
> > sched.cpu.units = "mhz"
> > sched.cpu.affinity = "all"
> > sched.cpu.latencySensitivity = "normal"
> > sched.mem.affinity = "all"
> > powerType.powerOff = "default"
> > powerType.suspend = "default"
> > powerType.reset = "default"
> > scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
> > scsi0.present = "TRUE"
> > ide0:0.fileName = "FREEBSD-test2.vmdk"
> > ide0:0.mode = "independent-nonpersistent"
> > sched.ide0:0.shares = "normal"
> > sched.ide0:0.throughputCap = "off"
> > ide0:0.present = "TRUE"
> > ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"
> > ethernet0.networkName = "VM Network"
> > ethernet0.addressType = "vpx"
> > ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:50:56:8d:99:50"
> > ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
> > ide0:1.deviceType = "cdrom-image"
> > ide0:1.fileName =
> > "/vmfs/volumes/59258945-94251612-6fa4-3c4a92e1d6b8/
> ISO/FreeBSD-11.1-RELEASE-amd64-bootonly.iso"
> > ide0:1.present = "TRUE" floppy0.startConnected = "FALSE"
> > floppy0.clientDevice = "TRUE"
> > floppy0.fileName = "vmware-null-remote-floppy"
> > displayName = "FREEBSD-test2"
> > guestOS = "freebsd-64"
> > toolScripts.afterPowerOn = "TRUE"
> > toolScripts.afterResume = "TRUE"
> > toolScripts.beforeSuspend = "TRUE"
> > toolScripts.beforePowerOff = "TRUE"
> > uuid.bios = "42 0d 6c 09 83 cf 81 5d-12 6d a8 de 4d 1a 3a d6"
> > vc.uuid = "50 0d 05 1e 9d 59 64 6a-c5 a8 b4 1b b4 f6 55 9a"
> > migrate.hostLog = "FREEBSD-test2-490e49c9.hlog"
> > sched.cpu.min = "0"
> > sched.cpu.shares = "normal"
> > sched.mem.min = "0"
> > sched.mem.minSize = "0"
> > sched.mem.shares = "normal"
> > numa.autosize.vcpu.maxPerVirtualNode = "1"
> > numa.autosize.cookie = "10001"
> > sched.swap.derivedName =
> > "/vmfs/volumes/59258945-94251612-6fa4-3c4a92e1d6b8/
> FREEBSD-test2/FREEBSD-test2-6b4fc32b.vswp"
> > uuid.location = "56 4d af 84 7d ea 6b 51-e6 40 16 dd 81 07 1c 64"
> > ide0:0.redo = "" pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"
> > pciBridge4.pciSlotNumber = "21"
> > pciBridge5.pciSlotNumber = "22"
> > pciBridge6.pciSlotNumber = "23"
> > pciBridge7.pciSlotNumber = "24"
> > scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16"
> > ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "32"
> > vmci0.pciSlotNumber = "33"
> > vmci0.id = "1293564630"
> > hostCPUID.0 = "0000000d756e65476c65746e49656e69"
> > hostCPUID.1 = "000306e40020080077bee3ffbfebfbff"
> > hostCPUID.80000001 = "0000000000000000000000012c100800"
> > guestCPUID.0 = "0000000d756e65476c65746e49656e69"
> > guestCPUID.1 = "000306e400010800969822030fabfbff"
> > guestCPUID.80000001 = "00000000000000000000000128100800"
> > userCPUID.0 = "0000000d756e65476c65746e49656e69"
> > userCPUID.1 = "000306e400010800969822030fabfbff"
> > userCPUID.80000001 = "00000000000000000000000128100800"
> > evcCompatibilityMode = "FALSE"
> > monitor.phys_bits_used = "40"
> > vmotion.checkpointFBSize = "4194304"
> > cleanShutdown = "TRUE"
> > softPowerOff = "FALSE"
> >
> > >>>
> >
> > And here's the one that fails to boot:
> > >>>
> > .encoding = "UTF-8"
> > config.version = "8"
> > virtualHW.version = "11"
> > nvram = "FREEBSD TESTE.nvram"
> > pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"
> > svga.present = "TRUE"
> > pciBridge4.present = "TRUE"
> > pciBridge4.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
> > pciBridge4.functions = "8"
> > pciBridge5.present = "TRUE"
> > pciBridge5.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
> > pciBridge5.functions = "8"
> > pciBridge6.present = "TRUE"
> > pciBridge6.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
> > pciBridge6.functions = "8"
> > pciBridge7.present = "TRUE"
> > pciBridge7.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
> > pciBridge7.functions = "8"
> > vmci0.present = "TRUE"
> > hpet0.present = "TRUE"
> > numvcpus = "2"
> > memSize = "4"
> > sched.cpu.units = "mhz"
> > sched.cpu.affinity = "all"
> > sched.mem.affinity = "all"
> > powerType.powerOff = "soft"
> > powerType.suspend = "hard"
> > powerType.reset = "soft"
> > scsi0.present = "TRUE"
> > scsi0:0.deviceType = "scsi-hardDisk"
> > scsi0:0.fileName = "FREEBSD TESTE.vmdk"
> > sched.scsi0:0.shares = "normal"
> > sched.scsi0:0.throughputCap = "off"
> > scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"
> > ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"
> > ethernet0.networkName = "VM Network"
> > ethernet0.addressType = "vpx"
> > ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:50:56:8d:16:12"
> > ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
> > ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-image"
> > ide1:0.fileName =
> > "/vmfs/volumes/59258945-94251612-6fa4-3c4a92e1d6b8/
> ISO/FreeBSD-10.4-RELEASE-amd64-bootonly.iso"
> > ide1:0.present = "TRUE" floppy0.startConnected = "FALSE"
> > floppy0.clientDevice = "TRUE"
> > floppy0.fileName = "vmware-null-remote-floppy"
> > displayName = "FREEBSD TESTE"
> > guestOS = "freebsd-64"
> > toolScripts.afterPowerOn = "TRUE"
> > toolScripts.afterResume = "TRUE"
> > toolScripts.beforeSuspend = "TRUE"
> > toolScripts.beforePowerOff = "TRUE"
> > uuid.bios = "42 0d 30 04 8a 71 92 9b-43 6e b2 94 90 6a ac 3a"
> > vc.uuid = "50 0d de ad cb e0 9b 3c-f1 1c d5 56 2e 98 d9 a5"
> > sched.cpu.min = "0"
> > sched.cpu.shares = "normal"
> > sched.mem.min = "0"
> > sched.mem.minSize = "0"
> > sched.mem.shares = "normal"
> > virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"
> > sched.swap.derivedName =
> > "/vmfs/volumes/59258945-94251612-6fa4-3c4a92e1d6b8/FREEBSD
> > TESTE/FREEBSD TESTE-b65a4b76.vswp" replay.supported = "FALSE"
> > replay.filename = "" migrate.hostlog = "./FREEBSD TESTE-b65a4b76.hlog"
> > scsi0:0.redo = ""
> > pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"
> > pciBridge4.pciSlotNumber = "21"
> > pciBridge5.pciSlotNumber = "22"
> > pciBridge6.pciSlotNumber = "23"
> > pciBridge7.pciSlotNumber = "24"
> > scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16"
> > ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "32"
> > vmci0.pciSlotNumber = "33"
> > vmci0.id = "-1872057286"
> > monitor.phys_bits_used = "42"
> > vmotion.checkpointFBSize = "4194304"
> > vmotion.checkpointSVGAPrimarySize = "4194304"
> > cleanShutdown = "TRUE"
> > softPowerOff = "FALSE"
> > tools.remindInstall = "FALSE"
> > scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
> > scsi0.sasWWID = "50 05 05 64 8a 71 92 90"
> > sata0.pciSlotNumber = "34"
> > sata0.present = "TRUE"
> > config.readOnly = "FALSE"
> > numa.autosize.vcpu.maxPerVirtualNode = "2"
> > numa.autosize.cookie = "20001"
> > >>>
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