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Text based menu issue during OS install in bhyve VM

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qwerty2069

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So I've been trying yo install a Sophos UTM (v9.5) VM under bhyve on FreeNAS-11.1-U4.

Sophos does not support UEFI and under the UEFI-CSM option it seems to hang booting from the legacy CD-ROM.

Anyway, so I've setup a new VM using iohyve and I've been able to get the CD-ROM to boot and get to the installer. The installer is text based and my issue is that I cannot seem to select any options in the menu presented, nothing happens...

The steps that I followed to get to this point are (modified from: https://github.com/pr1ntf/iohyve/wiki/Installing-CentOS-7-on-FreeNAS)

1. Setup iohyve
Code:
iohyve setup pool=storage kmod=1 net=em0

2. Download Sophos UTM iso from Sophos website and transfer to FreeNAS using SCP.
3. Add to iohyve
Code:
iohyve cpiso /path/to/utm/iso/file

4. Check you can see the iso under iohyve
Code:
iohyve isolist

5. Create new VM
Code:
iohyve create sophos 40G

6. Configure VM
Code:
iohyve set sophos ram=2G cpu=2 os=custom loader=grub-bhyve con=nmdm0

7. Setup device.map to ensure the bootloader can see the installer
Code:
cd /mnt/iohyve/sophos

Code:
vi device.map

Enter following into file and save (change paths if required)
Code:
(hd0) /dev/zvol/datastore/iohyve/sophos/disk0
(cd0) /iohyve/ISO/asg-9.509-3.1.iso/asg-9.509-3.1.iso

8. Setup grub.cfg for install CD
Code:
vi grub.cfg

Enter the following into file and save
Code:
linux (cd0)/isolinux/bzImage
initrd (cd0)/isolinux/initramfs.gz
boot

9. Start install
Code:
iohyve install sophos asg-9.509-3.1.iso

10. In a second terminal connect to the console
Code:
iohyve console sophos

The installer CD boots and then gets to the following text based menu, but I cannot select <Start>
Code:
Sophos UTM 9.5


	 ▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒Ĵ Introduction ▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒Ŀ
	 ▒																	▒
	 ▒ This CD contains the Enterprise Toolkit and Open Source software   ▒
	 ▒ of 'Sophos UTM 9.5'.											   ▒
	 ▒																	▒
	 ▒ Installing this software will delete all existing data on your	 ▒
	 ▒ hard disk.  Running another operating system or any other		  ▒
	 ▒ software in parallel is not supported.							 ▒
	 ▒																	▒
	 ▒																	▒
	 ▒				   <Start>	  <Support> <Reboot>				  ▒
	 ▒																	▒
	 ▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒



 <Alt-F2> Console   <Alt-F4> View log   <F1> Help


I've tried numerious things with no luck:
  • Using cu directly (instead of iohyve console) with different options
  • Changing PuTTY setting (just in case it's something to to with PuTTY screwing with the menu, I've seen something like this before)
  • Connecting from the web based console in the FreeNAS management UI

Has anyone seen something similar before? Anything else I can try to get the menu working and Sophos installed?

Thanks!
 

qwerty2069

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Were you able to figure this out?

Nope... Tried lots of different things with no luck. The last thing I tried was pulling the isolinux.cfg from the iso and looking at the various args passed to the kernel on boot, none of these made any difference.

Code:
TIMEOUT 300
PROMPT 1
F1 F1.txt
F3 F3.txt
DEFAULT bzimage
APPEND vga=normal initrd=initramfs.gz load_ramdisk=1 root=/dev/ram console=tty0 console=ttyS0,38400n8 log_buf_len=256k
DISPLAY intro.txt
LABEL default
  KERNEL bzimage
  APPEND vga=normal initrd=initramfs.gz load_ramdisk=1 root=/dev/ram0 quiet
LABEL debug
  KERNEL bzimage
  APPEND vga=normal initrd=initramfs.gz load_ramdisk=1 root=/dev/ram0
LABEL classic
  KERNEL bzimage
  APPEND vga=normal initrd=initramfs.gz load_ramdisk=1 root=/dev/ram0 nosmp noapic acpi=off


I've a funny feeling it's something to do with terminal type or encoding or something.
 
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