Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 374031
FREEBSD does not boot, BTX halted
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:23:29 EST
Description of problem:
FREEBSD's boot loader loops, spewing "BTX halted," and what looks like a
I'm running AMD-64-compatible Linux and FREEBSDm but evidence is it's not
confined to this architecture.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Download 7.0-BETA2-amd64-bootonly.iso to
2. virt-install --name=FreeBSD-7 --ram=384 --vcpus=2
--file=/var/lib/xen/images/FreeBSD_70.img --file-size=2 --vnc --hvm
Loop as above
Clean boot to installer
This is a well-known problem, has been reported for Xen 3.0 (originally) on
Ubuntu and others and Xen 3.1, and with several versions of FREEBSD and relatives.
In my case, I've already installed Window XP; the commandline above is based on
the Windows one.
FreeBSD 6.2 boots, but doesn't get very far under Xen because of
known problems in qemu (see bug 254176).
254176 doesn't look like this one to me. See
Apparent upstream bug (I'm currently doing a test install
of m0n0wall to see if I can reproduce it).
John, you say in the bug report that you observed this on FC6test3,
which is a very old release of Fedora (and not supported). Is this
so and/or can you try this on the newest Fedora?
Data entry error. f8t3.
My system's fully up2date, I produced that screendump yesterday. it doesn't take
*** Bug 365451 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This bug still exists in Fedora 8, and it looks like the upstream Xen
bug hasn't been fixed.
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