[OpenIndiana-discuss] BTX halted

Priyadarshan oi at priyadarshan.com
Tue Mar 20 14:26:28 UTC 2018

On 2018-03-20 11:03, bscuk2 wrote:
> Hi,
> I came across this post which may help.
> Robert
> https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/294364/btx-halted-when-i-trying-to-install-freebsd-10-3-on-my-notebook-i-got-this-mess

Hello Robert,

Thank you for the pointer. I did try "burning" the image to various USB 
sticks, and verifying the SHA sum.

Also, the same stick was booting fine on a ThinkPad.

I feel now that it could be some subtle mismatch between current 
bootloader and firmaware in use on the workstations.

I have not stopped trying though.

I am just waiting for upcomig OpenIndiana April release, hoping it will 
bring UEFI boot (one can always hope), and those issues will go away.

I am itching to become a more active contributor to OpenIndiana, perhaps 
some contributions to docs and userland.

But until I have a properly working OI on workstations too I do not feel 
confident enough.

Thank you again,


> On 08/03/2018 15:54, Priyadarshan via openindiana-discuss wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have successfully installed OpenIndiana Hipster 2017.10 Live via USB 
>> image on a ThinkPad W541.
>> Now, I am trying to install to 2 different workstations, using same 
>> USB stick:
>> - HP z620 with Xeon E5
>> - Asus X399 motherboard with AMD 1950X Threadripper
>> After a few seconds, both machines give same message "BTX halted"
>> See screehsots https://imgur.com/a/pXMKn
>> I tried setting BIOS to legacy mode and UEFI mode.
>> Right now both machines are running FReeBSD 11.1-RELEASE.
>> From both, I am able to boot a FreeBSD installer, both in legacy mode 
>> and UEFI mode.
>> I wonder why it boots fine from the ThinkPad, and not from the other 2 
>> machines.
>> Is there anything I need to do in order to have the image boot?
>> Priyadarshan
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