Bug 249226 - Freeze during early boot
Summary: Freeze during early boot
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-bugs (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-09-10 00:54 UTC by Mason Loring Bliss
Modified: 2020-09-11 20:21 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:

Photo of freeze. (963.37 KB, image/jpeg)
2020-09-10 00:54 UTC, Mason Loring Bliss
no flags Details
dmesg from linux (55.17 KB, text/plain)
2020-09-10 00:55 UTC, Mason Loring Bliss
no flags Details
dmesg from netbsd (15.24 KB, text/plain)
2020-09-10 00:56 UTC, Mason Loring Bliss
no flags Details

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Description Mason Loring Bliss freebsd_triage 2020-09-10 00:54:54 UTC
Created attachment 217861 [details]
Photo of freeze.

Hi, all. I'd like to see FreeBSD running on a new class of box I've got
here. Not new hardware. These are Atom chips on Micro-ITX motherboards, and
are interesting in that they are low-power and have dual gigabit NICs.
They're UEFI-only.

These boxes seem to not like the FreeBSD 12.1 .iso files as written to USB
sticks, but I could boot the installer with an .img.

That said, the resulting system as installed seems to freeze in precisely 
the same place as the .iso-files-written-to-USB froze. I took a photo of 
the freeze, and then realized that it was the same as when I was trying to 
boot from the USB stick the first time.

Photo attached, along with dmesg output on this hardware from NetBSD and 
Linux (two different systems, identical but for MAC addresses) in case that 

What's different between the .iso and the .img files, and how might that 
translate to the installed system, if that's not a red herring? And how 
might I get these boxes to boot FreeBSD? 

The boxes don't have build-in storage so I'm installing and booting from 
USB drives, so making modifications from another system to test things 
ought to be fairly straightforward.

Addendum: To try -current in case it was a known issue, I downloaded the 
mini-memstick.img, but it freezes in the same place.
Comment 1 Mason Loring Bliss freebsd_triage 2020-09-10 00:55:48 UTC
Created attachment 217862 [details]
dmesg from linux
Comment 2 Mason Loring Bliss freebsd_triage 2020-09-10 00:56:14 UTC
Created attachment 217863 [details]
dmesg from netbsd
Comment 3 Mikael Urankar freebsd_committer 2020-09-10 07:44:57 UTC
It looks similar to bug #209821