> Hello
> I'm trying to install Windows 2012 evaluation in bhyve. It looks like 
> neither HDD (ahci-hd) nor CD (ahci-cd) are available.

What version of FreeBSD are you doing this on?  uname -a?

> Command is
>  ??/usr/sbin/bhyve?? -c 2 -m 17179869184 -H -A -w -s 0:0,hostbridge?????? -s 
                                           ^^^^^^^^^^^ read the manual page 
very carefully,
if you do not specify a unit for -m the default is to use it as megabytes, this 
is requesting
a VM of 17G x 10^6, or 17 x 10^15 bytes of memory, you probalby want to say
-m 16G

> 3:0,ahci-hd,/usr/jails/jails-data/serv1c-data/dsk1.vhd,sectorsize=512 -s 
bhyve does not support .vhd format disks, it supports only raw
images, how was this file created?

> 2:0,ahci-cd,/usr/jails/src/iso/windows2012.iso?? -s 
> 4:0,e1000,tap6,mac=00:a0:98:cf:ab:82 -s 5:0,virtio-rnd?? -s 
> 6,fbuf,tcp=,w=1024,h=768,wait -s 30,xhci,tablet -s 31,lpc -l 
> com1,stdio -l bootrom,/usr/local/cbsd/upgrade/patch/efi.fd serv1c
where is this bootrom from?  The officially supported firmware
should be at /usr/local/share/uefi-firmware/BHYVE_UEFI.fd 

> Only X: drive is available, seems to be some memory image

I believe your X: drive is the ramdisk image of the windows 2012

I do not see any setup for a fbuf/vnc console, you probalby want a
-s 29,fbuf,tcp=,w=800,h=600,wait
line added to above and connect to it once your vm is started.
Windows wants a graphical device, and unless you have handcrafted
an autoinstall .iso that can run unattended you wont get very 
far without one.

> What should I check? What could have I done wrong?
> Alex

Rod Grimes                                                 rgri...@freebsd.org
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