[CentOS-virt] Loading a FreeBSD 10 VM on QEMU-KVM..

Tue Jan 14 03:52:20 UTC 2014
Howard Leadmon <howard at leadmon.net>

 I was trying to load a FreeBSD 10 VM on my CentOS 6.4 machine, and it keeps
hanging and not completing the boot.   I have FBSD 9.x VM's running just
fine, but if I try and load 10.x it's a no go.

Attaching to the console using VNC, I see:

gPXE (http://etherboot.org) - 00:04.0 C980 PCI2.10 PnP BBS PMM7FC0 at 20 C980

Booting from DVD/CD...
CD Loader 1.2

Building the boot loader arguments
Looking up the /BOOT/LOADER... Found
Relocating the loader and the BTX

That is it, at that point it just hangs.   I have tried from 2G RAM to 6G
RAM for the VM, and from 1 to 4 CPU's, but no effect.  The FreeBSD lists
said I should load a newer QEMU-KVM, that there are much newer releases but
everything I have seen claims that is not a good idea, that RH does version
numbering much differently.

Has anyone run into this, or have any ideas on how to get past it, as I
would love to load up the newest FBSD and give it a run as well..

Howard Leadmon