[PC-BSD Dev] PC-BSD -STABLE (9.2-BETA2) Images available

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Thu Aug 8 07:55:22 PDT 2013

The latest PC-BSD 9-STABLE (Based upon FreeBSD 9.2-BETA2) images are now online! These images contain a number of bug fixes to the PC-BSD tool-chain, along with a number of improvements to installation. We will begin rolling 9.2-RELEASE images shortly, so please report any bugs / issues found in this most recent -STABLE. 

Download it now

DVD and USB images are now available for download at the location below:


Changes since the last ISO

* Fixed an issue with Intel video chipsets not loading the correct kernel module causing a system crash

* Added the ability to specify a ZFS pool name during installation

* Added the ability to "Force 4K" block-sizes during installation

* Fixed several bugs relating to "freebsd-update"

* Fixed a number of mounting-related bugs for removable media

* Added a new "Boot Config" GUI for managing Boot-Environments graphically

* Slimmed down the USBFULL image to fit on a 4GB memory stick again

* Correct an issue with USBFULL memory stick needing a fsck after a crash

* Fixed an issue with broken entries for Windows Vista/7 in GRUB menus

* Corrected an issue fetching FreeBSD 8.3/8.4 jail files via the warden

Highlights for the upcoming 9.2-RELEASE


* Bootable ZFS Boot Environments 
   - Using GRUB2, any new ZFS boot-environments created via the "beadm" command will be added to the boot-loader and available at boot-time

* PNGNG support
   - In addition to PBIs and the AppCafe, system admins and power users will now have access to a full PKGNG repository with frequent updates
* Switched over to CDN for downloads
   - No more having to hunt for a closest mirror, downloads will automatically pull from our CDN service hosted by ScaleEngine 

* New version of AppCafe 
   - New streamlining and PBI management functionality

* GitHub Migration
   - All PC-BSD / TrueOS sources are now available via GitHub (https://github.org/pcbsd and https://github.org/trueos)

* Warden Updates
   - Support for setting various jail options via the GUI
   - Option to create jail "templates" based upon different versions of FreeBSD
   - Support for VIMAGE jails
   - Jails without any IPV4 or IPV6 address assigned

* Graphical PKGNG manager
   - GUI supports basic or advanced mode, which allows full package management / upgrades

* Home directory encryption
   - PEFS based encryption, allows users to encrypt their home-directory contents with their login password, which is only unencrypted while logged in

* Boot times improved substantially

* FreeBSD/TrueOS 9-STABLE (Running 9.2-BETA2)

* Binary "freebsd-update" server implemented for -STABLE, allowing monthly updates to a newer -STABLE release without re-compiling 

Get Involved

Want to help out the PC-BSD project? Found a bug you need to report? You can do so by joining us on our Forums! PC-BSD welcomes new contributors, testers, or simply feedback on how a particular piece of hardware works with BSD. 

http://forums.pcbsd.org <http://forums.pcbsd.org/> <http://forums.pcbsd.org/>

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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