[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
Are you sure that you have chosen Other (64-bit) selected for the Guest
OS type? I have never had an issue with using FreeBSD on ESXi.
Currently running VMs include 6.3, 7.0, and 7.1-PRE.
On Mon, 13 Oct 2008, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
|On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 02:44:13AM -0300, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
|> On Mon, 13 Oct 2008, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
|> |On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 02:04:07AM -0300, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
|> |> Jeremy,
|> |> On Mon, 13 Oct 2008, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
|> |> |On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 12:54:26AM -0300, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
|> |> |> I'm facing some problems trying to install a FreeBSD
|> |> |> 7.0-RELEASE-amd64, on a Dell PE 2950III, dual Xeon Quad core, 8GB RAM.
|> |> |> After (FBSD) boot menu count down, it shows a dump of the CPU
|> |> |> registers and a message: BTX Halted. No matter what is changed in VM
|> |> |> setup.
|> |> |
|> |> |Can you please download the 7.1-BETA2 ISO and try it instead? There
|> |> |have been changes to the FreeBSD boot loader between 7.0-RELEASE and
|> |> |7.1-BETA2 which may improve things for you. The 7.1-BETA2 ISOs are
|> |> |available here:
|> |> The same behavior with 7.1-BETA2.
|> |I'm not sure what to do at this point, or what to tell you, since the
|> |kernel can't even load.
|> |Are you installing this off of CD, and is the CD drive hooked up to
|> |the PC via ATA/SATA (rather than USB or something else)?
|> It's a bit more complicated, since, for some reason the Vmware
|> client is unable to boot the VM from CD on the host server. It's
|> booting an ISO image on the client machine.
|> I already read something saying that it's a known issue of the
|> Without the virtulization layer, the amd64 CD boots without
|> problems in this machine.
|Ah, so the truth comes out... :-)
|Have you brought this fact up with the VMware folks? They're quite a
|nice bunch, I wouldn't be surprised if they provided a hotfix for you
|for this problem.
This will be my next step.
I sent here first, once it's a boot loader problem, specific to
64bits version of Fbsd. I thought someone could faced the same and came
with a howto to workaround.
Thank you anyway. :-)
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