Version 12.0 Beta 3
"Startup error in /boot/lua/loader.lua:
LUA ERROR: Cannot open /boot/lua/loader.lua:
no such file or directory"
"can't load kernel"
Created attachment 202490 [details]
Screenshot failed boot
12-STABLE i386 snapshot ISO of 20190207 installer fails to boot with same ewrror -- see attached screendump.
Issue solved by fiddling with BIOS settings (not applicable to my Mac Mini though).
Same issue with 12.1-RELEASE DVD on my notebook Toshiba Satellite L300
BIOS SATA Controller setting doesn't help.
Same here. Tried every possible combination on a MBR machine and no success with 12.1
I'll have to move away from BSD soon because I can't risk some kind of failure and then the inability to create a new system to recover my files.
This will be a great pity because the software is great and the community very helpful. But for me this is a showstopper.
The complete absence of a workaround is really, really surprising.
I encountered this error recently after upgrading from 13.0* to 13.1 RC1, both by using the 'freebsd-update upgrade' command and then when doing a clean install.
It was on an old laptop with a GELI-encrypted UFS filesystem. Reinstalling 13.0 with the exact same procedure (partitioning, etc.) restores proper functionality.
I can provide reproduction details if instructed exactly about what is needed.
This breaks installing FBSD on Macs under Parallels.