[PC-BSD Dev] installer comments
Jeremy C. Reed
reed at reedmedia.net
Tue Sep 22 19:25:51 PDT 2009
On Tue, 22 Sep 2009, Alexander Yerenkow wrote:
> 2009/9/22 Jeremy C. Reed <reed at reedmedia.net>
> 5) Shell choice included: /PCBSD/local/bin/bash, later I saw
> Is /PCBSD correct on this version? (I never got to check yet.)
Later I realized this is a symlink. Also /bin/bash.
> 6) For file system I chose UFS2 + Journaling. But it still says
> as default if unsure!" even after choosing an alternative. This
> misleading, because the dropdown now doesn't tell you the
> Don't choose journal :) Ever. At least until these crazy bugs not fixed.
Yes, now I understand. Nevertheless, the "default" message there is
wrong and it should have big warning.
> 16) Booted to wrong partition! I powercycled and manually chose
> F2 (F1
> was different operating system). Later, it did boot fine from F2
> Hard to make that feature detect to which partition you installed OS.
It should know since it knows what slice it installs PC-BSD's / to.
See the boot0cfg(8) -s option.
(By the way, how does it know the menu names? I can't see documented
and don't understand boot0cfg.c well enough.)
> 19) Detected my Radeon Xpress 200M, but has "vesa". I chose
> apply for
> default. Why do the X test, if the display is unchanged? (I
> change from the defaults.)
> X tests for other cards, where driver can be determined more exactly.
In my case, X was already running. I never changed default (as far as I
know), and it asked if could restart X, then restarted X, prompted if
okay, then restarted X again. A waste of time, if I never changed the
On that note, it had chosen "vesa". But I have no way to easily know
what other one to even try (without googling from other system :)
> 24) My mouse locked up. I don't know why. I couldn't change
> consoles. I
> could not ctrl-alt-delete. I power cycled.
> Hm, seems familiar to me.
> Can you provide model of motherboard?
It locked up on me later. (To get it to boot due to journal problem, I
run "mount -f /" to force it to mount.)
Compaq Presario V2658US (V2000) notebook with AMD Turion 64 Mobile
Processor. Also known as Hewlett-Packard Presario V2000 (EX652UA#ABA)
I assume it has something to do with some USB 2 problems. I also tried
booting without ACPI. It locked up a few minutes after X started up.
> Long lists very useful, thank to you!
Thanks for the reply!
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