KVM on Centos 6.3 cannot boot FreeBSD 9.2 AMD64

On the same OS with the same kernels basically I cannot boot FreeBSD installer, I believe the issue is the host CPU.

One host runs an Intel and works, while an Opteron 2373 does not work despite suggestions from this thread: http://149.20.54.209/showthread.php?t=36761

I've tried cpu options like "kvm64" "Opteron_G3" and none of them worked.
 

The bootloader hangs with the following:

 

I found the solution based on these threads

 

forums.freebsd.org/viewtopic.php

freebsd.1045724.n5.nabble.com/amd64-175780-Crash-on-KVM-boot-due-to-xsave-instruction-issue-td5783169.html

You need to specify these cpu options:

-cpu core2duo,-xsave

I couldn't get it to boot with -cpu host and the -xsave (disables the xsave CPU function which is the other cause of the crash).


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