[PC-BSD Testing] Suggestion: For the Upgrade/Restore mode

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Thu Aug 23 10:38:33 PDT 2007

Terry Poulin wrote:
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> I'm not sure if this has been discussed or not (I'm an idiot and have not
> looked in the archives lately).
> But I've just used the 1.4 Beta disks to do a repair operation on my laptop
> (an hour'ish long process). For a very long time the progress bar indicated
> 0%, for the first few seconds I wondered if it may have been disabled for the
> beta.
> Then I opened an xterm and used a mixture of ps, du, and vi to follow the
> programs actions... Since the only signs of action was the pictures changing
> in the installer. Eventually it got to unpacking files and using the progress
> bar. My home directory is ~2gb so it did take quite awhile before it got past
> 0% ;-)
> TerryP.
> PS: It might also be wise to consider that the /userdata.tgz file could
> theoretically be larger then the free space remaining on disk, if this has not
> be previously checked by the installation programs.
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This has been addressed in the 1.4 DEV ISO's, now you wont have to wait
for a huge userdata.tgz file to create, or run out of room :) It simply
moves the data to a safe location, and then back when finished.


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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