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9.1 and 9.2 simulator hangs at boot loader in virtualbox

Hi,

 

I can get the 9.0 sim to boot fine in VirtualBox 5.1.x, but when trying 9.1 or 9.2 the boot process halts almost immediately:

 

BTX loader 1.00  BTX version is 1.02

Consoles: internal video/keyboard

BIOS drive A: is disk0

BIOS drive C: is disk1

BIOS drive D: is disk2

BIOS drive E: is disk3

BIOS drive :F is disk4

BIOS 639kB/3668920kB available memory

 

FreeBSD/x86 bootstrap loader, Revision 1.1

(root@bldrh6svl67.eng.netapp.com, Mon Jun 19 15:28:57 PDT 2017)

Loading /boot/defaults/loader.conf

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That's it. It probably starts loading some binary which subsequently hangs.

 

Is anyone running 9.1 or 9.2 in VirtualBox without issues? 9.0 works rather well but seems to have intermittent network connectivity issues.

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Re: 9.1 and 9.2 simulator hangs at boot loader in virtualbox

Add a serial port to the VM, and in the vloader:

setenv console vidconsole,comconsole

 

Edit: Screenshot:

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Re: 9.1 and 9.2 simulator hangs at boot loader in virtualbox

Fantastic. Just adding the serial port was sufficient. Using VirtualBox 5.1.28 on Ubuntu by the way. Thanks!

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