Following suggestion by Miroslav Lachman I have tested a few other releases of
FreeBSD to see if this issue still persists, and if it was perhaps a
regression. Unfortunately, in all the tests, 9.3-12.0-CURRENT, I get exactly
the same error. The initial boot stops after displaying messages about ACPI or
pcib0 memory detection.
To be precise, these are the versions that I have just tested, in all cases
having validated the integrity of the download:
I have updated the bug  description at:
Please advise me @wishmaster, and anyone else, if in your opinion I should
start a new discussion on another, more appropriate FreeBSD mailing list. Thank
you for your kind help.
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