Bug 241408 - [boot] installer hangs during auto loading if_bwn.ko
Summary: [boot] installer hangs during auto loading if_bwn.ko
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: kern (show other bugs)
Version: 12.1-RELEASE
Hardware: amd64 Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: freebsd-sysinstall (Nobody)
Keywords: regression
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-10-22 05:40 UTC by gnath
Modified: 2021-10-20 18:04 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description gnath 2019-10-22 05:40:20 UTC

Comment 1 gnath 2019-10-22 05:56:18 UTC
On installing 12.1-BETA1 from USB memstick  booting was stuck at auto loading of module if_bwn.ko each time. I have internal network device 'BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY'. Same for upgraded from 11.3-REALEASE to 12.1-BETA3 system which failed to reboot at same point. Reboot which went fine after renaming of said module.
Comment 2 Jacob 2020-11-27 09:39:02 UTC
I have encountered the same issue on a device with a BCM4312 Wireless Adapter. The device was left for around 30 minutes and was still frozen. Multiple reboots results in the same outcome every time.
Comment 3 Jacob 2020-11-27 09:44:07 UTC
(In reply to Jacob from comment #2)
To add what I failed to mention - this is on release 12.2.
Comment 4 Mark Linimon freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2020-11-27 09:58:05 UTC
^Triage: seems to not be specific to 12.1.
Comment 5 gnath 2021-03-18 17:08:56 UTC
It is working fine on r/11.4 and before.
Not working for r/12.0 and r/13.0 .
Comment 6 Daniel Pérez 2021-10-20 18:04:00 UTC
I'm having the same problem, works fine under 11.4, I upgraded to 13.0 and its getting stuck at loading if_bwn, even when I had installed the proper firmware files before rebooting. I have not found a way to boot it properly, so I guess I'm forced to do a 11.4 reinstall, which is at this moment, officially deprecated.