Hi Peter,

It works! Thanks so much to everyone who helped me! I will see about the 
stability of this thing in the next few days. If it is as stable as the 
MBR/GRUB VMs, I will redo them all.

Regards,

Vincent





> Le 9 janv. 2017 à 01:28, Peter Grehan <gre...@freebsd.org> a écrit :
> 
> Hi Vincent,
> 
>> Nothing works with UEFI console for me so I think I’m going to stick
>> with BIOS-MBR-GRUB for now, unless you have an idea I can try…
> 
> The live ISO can be repacked to work with a serial console. The only 
> complication is that the systemd-boot (aka gummiboot, Arch's UEFI loader) are 
> embedded in a FAT filesystem image.
> 
> The repack steps are:
> 
> 1. Install the cdrtools-devel package to get mkisofs
> 
> 2. Extract the contents of the Arch iso into a working directory
> 
>   # cd /path/to/work_dir
>   # tar xf /path/to/archlinux-2017.01.01-dual.iso
> 
> 3. Find the label of the ISO (to be used in the repack)
> 
>   # isoinfo -d -i /path/to/archlinux-2017.01.01-dual.iso | grep ^Volume\ id
>   Volume id: ARCH_201701
> 
> 4. Set up a vnode-backed md for the FAT boot image and mount it
> 
>   # mdconfig -f EFI/archiso/efiboot.img
>   # mount_msdosfs /dev/md0  /mnt
> 
> 5. Edit the config file, adding serial console lines to the 'options' line
> 
>   # vi /mnt/loader/entries/archiso-x86_64.conf
>   ....
>   options archisobasedir=arch archisolabel=ARCH_201701 console=tty0 
> console=ttyS0
> 
> 6. Unmount the filesystem (updating the FAT filesystem image) and cleanup the 
> md
> 
>   # umount /mnt
>   # mdconfig -d -u 0
> 
> 7. Repack the ISO, using the volume ID from step 3. Change the
>   name of the repacked iso to whatever is suitable with the '-o'
>   parameter.
> 
>   # mkisofs \
> -iso-level 3 \
> -V "ARCH_201701" \
> -J -joliet-long \
> -b isolinux/isolinux.bin -no-emul-boot -c isolinux/boot.cat \
> -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table \
> -eltorito-alt-boot -eltorito-platform 0xEF \
> -eltorito-boot EFI/archiso/efiboot.img \
> -no-emul-boot \
> -o ../arch_repack.iso .
> 
> The system can now be booted with a serial console. An example command line 
> with serial output on the nmdm device is
> 
> bhyve \
>      -c 2 \
>      -s 0,hostbridge \
>      -s 3,ahci-cd,/path/to/arch_repack.iso \
>      -s 10,virtio-net,tap0 \
>      -l bootrom,/path/to/BHYVE_UEFI_20160526.fd \
>      -l com1,/dev/nmdm0A \
>      -s 31,lpc \
>      -m 2G -H -w \
>      arch
> 
> later,
> 
> Peter.
> 
> 

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