Bug 233101 - bsdinstall fails (i386, VirtualBox)
Summary: bsdinstall fails (i386, VirtualBox)
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: bin (show other bugs)
Version: 11.2-STABLE
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-11-10 03:29 UTC by Andrew Pennebaker
Modified: 2020-06-17 22:06 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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VirtualBox boot error screenshot (246.54 KB, image/png)
2018-11-10 03:29 UTC, Andrew Pennebaker
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Description Andrew Pennebaker 2018-11-10 03:29:18 UTC
Created attachment 199103 [details]
VirtualBox boot error screenshot

I can install other operating system guests in VirtualBox. I can install the amd64 edition of FreeBSD in VirtualBox. But when I try to install FreeBSD i386 in VirtualBox, then I get an error on the reboot after bsdinstall :/

This happens with both FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE and 11.2-STABLE.

Here are my packer settings for amd64 and i386, nothing too fancy:

Comment 1 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2020-05-21 21:20:45 UTC
Can you check what devices ? shows?
Comment 2 Akos Somfai 2020-06-17 22:06:30 UTC
(In reply to Andrew Pennebaker from comment #0)
The DISTRIBUTIONS option in your bsdinstall script refers to lib32.txz but this is not present in the i386 package. If the file is not found during installation then the procedure will stuck and the installation will be incomplete; so next boot will fail also.
Initiated a pull request with a potential fix to your github packer-templates repo.