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Date:      Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:08:06 -0600
From:      Derek Ragona <>
To:        David Tenney <>,
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 9.2 won't boot without a video console under KVM
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <CA+Oh8U0+RmwCX-p23n9qc9uFfqjfQCgARypL2mAWw8F=JK==_A@mail.g>
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At 01:06 PM 1/23/2014, David Tenney wrote:
>I'm trying to run a FreeBSD 9.2 64-bit installation under KVM, but am
>having issues when I remove the video hardware and install a serial console
>connection. The installation boots just fine when video/Cirrus hardware is
>provided to the virtual machine, but once it is removed, the installation
>stops at the BTX loader and causes KVM to go into Paused mode, which cannot
>be returned to Running. Here is a list of adjustments that were made to
>configuration files:
>ttyu0   "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600"   vt100   on secure
>echo "-hP" > /boot.config
>Any help would be great. Thanks!

I have systems setup to do serial and regular consoles.  In my setup I 
access the serial console over lan via ipmitool.

In loader.conf I have

Along with some hint.uart settings such as:


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