VMware + FreeBSD 7.1 + AMD64 = BTX Halted

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Installing FreeBSD 7.1 (or 8.x), with the AMD64 version, under VMware ESXi and the CD loader crashes with a: “BTX Halted”.

The solution is to enable: “Intel Virtualization” in BIOS. Also known as “VT”

However if your BIOS also has Intel VT-d (Direct I/O), do not enable this.

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