Bug 215749

Summary: FreeBSD 11 installation (usb) reboots after Boot Loader Menu if multi user is selected
Product: Base System Reporter: fx
Component: miscAssignee: freebsd-bugs mailing list <bugs>
Status: New ---    
Severity: Affects Only Me CC: kevans
Priority: --- Keywords: regression
Version: 11.0-RELEASE   
Hardware: amd64   
OS: Any   

Description fx 2017-01-04 01:18:17 UTC
I have a server that is currently running FreeBSD 10.2. I am trying to do a fresh install of FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE using a memory stick. The stick boots with no issue until displaying the Boot Loader Menu. If I let it boot to multi user, the server reboots a few seconds later after it displays "Booting" with the blue background and a couple of lines after that. Booting to single user mode is fine.

I am affected by the pmap_activate() bug so per the errata, I typed set vm.pmap.pcid_enabled=0 before boot. It did not correct the issue.

I did download the image for 10.3 uefi and I can get to the installation screens with no issue. From what I can see with the 10.3 boot sequence, the 11.0 install reboots just before it would clear the screen and display the startup messages in bright white letters.
Comment 1 Kyle Evans freebsd_committer 2018-04-22 00:45:31 UTC
(In reply to fx from comment #0)

Hi,

Can you please take a peek at the 11.1-STABLE snapshots and see if this is still an issue, if you still have the relevant hardware? Bootloaders have seen quite a bit of work since this PR.