Bug 232773

Summary: FreeBSD Loader fails with HP GEN8 Microserver
Product: Base System Reporter: Alexey Zilber <alexeyzilber>
Component: binAssignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody) <bugs>
Status: New ---    
Severity: Affects Some People CC: 0mp, bernhard.veitschegger, bopes47131, edller, gvelim, paul.warwicker, ryan
Priority: --- Keywords: regression
Version: 11.2-STABLE   
Hardware: amd64   
OS: Any   
Description Flags
FreeBSD boot failure
failed boot using FreeBSD-11.2-RELEASE-amd64-bootonly.iso none

Description Alexey Zilber 2018-10-29 02:40:33 UTC
Created attachment 198727 [details]
FreeBSD boot failure

Myself and a few people are unable to boot FreeBSD 11.2 on the HP Gen8 Microserver, about 80% of the time.   There's a failure with the loader.

Please see this bug for details and screeshots: https://redmine.ixsystems.com/issues/52441

I will re-attach some of the screenshots here that are only FREEBSD 11.2 related.
Comment 1 Paul Warwicker 2018-12-08 09:51:22 UTC
Similar problem on similar config.
Comment 2 Paul Warwicker 2018-12-08 09:53:15 UTC
Created attachment 199951 [details]
failed boot using FreeBSD-11.2-RELEASE-amd64-bootonly.iso

failed boot using FreeBSD-11.2-RELEASE-amd64-bootonly.iso
Comment 3 gvelim 2019-01-16 21:59:41 UTC
Same problem here and error screens.. cannot boot at all through internal SATA or USB disk on 11.2-RELEASE. All fine with 11.1-RELEASE
Comment 4 edller 2020-01-07 16:08:18 UTC
Same problem here. Tried several ways to boot Gen8 from internal sata. No lucky. Trying on internal USB port: too slow and lots of bugs.
The installer freezes majority of times.
I perceived it sometimes passes the initial install phase when I do a cold boot though.