[PC-BSD Dev] [PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD Status Update

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Fri Jun 21 13:20:44 PDT 2013

Sony is using Grub to boot its PS4 console, which is derived from FreeBSD 9.0...

some people think this is a good idea.

Others... well, think less of it http://i.qkme.me/3uxsh5.jpg


On Jun 21, 2013, at 12:02 PM, Joe Maloney wrote:

> Having grub as a bootloader would also make dual booting situations easier.  I am looking forward to this.  I've already been utilizing beadm so having the option in the bootloader will be awesome.  I wonder if that might also be a step towards booting with native efi as well as grub has a package for efi for mac's etc?    
> I'm glad to see PCBSD continuing to add cutting edge features offered in no other distro.  Also getting rid of i386 support makes sense.  I am looking forward to that also.  I get really burnt out every time I want to update pkgdemon because I have to compile and test i386 as well.  :)
> Great to see as usual the next PCBSD release is going to full of killer new features.
> Joe Maloney
> On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 12:39 PM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:
> On 06/20/2013 11:50, nemysis wrote:
> >> For those helping us test the rolling-release now, I hope to have a new
> >> ISO + package set available in the next week or so, which includes the
> >> new GRUB boot-loader for Boot-Environments. I will post back details on
> >> how to manually setup / test this feature in the near future. Once these
> >> new features have stabilized a bit further, we will begin to issue
> >> general updates for users of the old 9.1-RELEASE from January to upgrade
> >> to 9.1 Rolling Release.
> > Hi Kris,
> >
> > Thanks for the update and awesome PC-BSD.
> >
> > I have moved to FreeBSD/PC-BSD/TrueOS and no more use GRUB, I prefer FreeBSD boot loader (boot0cfg).
> >
> > I am not using ZFS but use UFS+SUJ.
> >
> > Could you have a option to have in install Menu both FreeBSD boot loader (boot0cfg) and GRUB?
> >
> > Regards,
> > nemysis
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> Its not planned going forward, since we are standardizing on ZFS.
> However if you *really* want to use UFS / boot0, then you can install
> regular FreeBSD, then just grab our packages from the repo, and end up
> with a hybrid. Be warned though, more and more of our utils are going to
> be using ZFS features as time goes on.
> --
> Kris Moore
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