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Bug #9488

No console when booting CE Memstick UEFI.

Added by Steve Wheeler 4 months ago. Updated 3 months ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Category:
Installer
Target version:
Start date:
04/28/2019
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
Affected Version:
2.5.x
Affected Architecture:
amd64

Description

Testing 2.5 snapshots. When booting the VGA Memstick image as UEFI there is no usable console presented.

This applies to the MBT.

I was not able to force a working console from the bootloader. 'efi' is the only valid console option there and it's already set.

History

#1 Updated by Renato Botelho 4 months ago

  • Assignee set to Renato Botelho

ISO image is hybrid and can be used to boot using a flash drive. Can you try it to see if the results are the same?

#2 Updated by Steve Wheeler 4 months ago

The ISO image behaves exactly the same. There is no output after root is mounted other than the interface state changes that are written to all consoles.
It behaves exactly as I'd expect it to if it were set to serial console as primary but it is not (that I can see).

The hybrid image does appear to be working though! In terms of booting at least.

#3 Updated by Renato Botelho 3 months ago

Steve Wheeler wrote:

The ISO image behaves exactly the same. There is no output after root is mounted other than the interface state changes that are written to all consoles.
It behaves exactly as I'd expect it to if it were set to serial console as primary but it is not (that I can see).

The hybrid image does appear to be working though! In terms of booting at least.

Can you try to boot using a stock FreeBSD 12.0 memstick image to check if the problem is in upstream or if it's only on pfSense?

#4 Updated by Steve Wheeler 3 months ago

The FreeBSD 12 memstick also stalls in the same place. Good call!

Tested this image: https://download.freebsd.org/ftp/releases/ISO-IMAGES/12.0/FreeBSD-12.0-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img

Also tested this ISO, same stall point: https://download.freebsd.org/ftp/releases/ISO-IMAGES/12.0/FreeBSD-12.0-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso

Tested on the MBT-2220

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