[PC-BSD Testing] Testing Digest, Vol 9, Issue 15

Ian Robinson fitchkendall at gmail.com
Sat Sep 15 14:53:02 PDT 2007


Andrei said:

"Anyone working on Quick Guide and Documentation and FAQ?
I think it's time to ask community to help us out with this one- they can send
in screenshots with various PC-BSD system components and describe how to use
it- we can compile from received data consistent FAQs and fix Quick Guide
much faster that way. Wiki, subversion or what way to do it is up to us."

That is a very good idea.

Efficiency (and the laws of inertia) may demand the posting of a task
list or wish list of what documentation is required (or desired).  If
you post a list, perhaps it would inspire someone to write on a
specific topic about which they know, and they could "sign up" to do
it.  We get guidance and you get volunteers.  That way the PCBSD Team
and PCBSD public would know what documentation has been volunteered
and what still remains.

Ian Robinson
FitchKendall [at] Gmail [dot] com



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>    1. Re: PC-BSD 1.4 14/09 snapshot - USB HD prob (Andrei Kolu)
>    2. Re: Fwd: PC-BSD 1.4 14/09 snapshot - USB HD prob
>       (Gerard van Essen)
>    3. New 1.4 ISO ready for inspection! (Kris Moore)
>    4. Re: New 1.4 ISO ready for inspection! (Gerard van Essen)
>    5. Re: New 1.4 ISO ready for inspection! (Gerard van Essen)
>    6. Re: New 1.4 ISO ready for inspection! (Andrei Kolu)
>    7. documentation and... (Andrei Kolu)
>    8. Re: New 1.4 ISO ready for inspection! (Terry Poulin)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 10:08:41 +0300
> From: Andrei Kolu <antik at raidon.eu>
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD 1.4 14/09 snapshot - USB HD prob
> To: Information for those wishing to beta-test
> 	<testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Message-ID: <200709151008.42345.antik at raidon.eu>
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> On Saturday 15 September 2007 00:51:01 Gerard van Essen wrote:
> > When i attach my USB external HD (/dev/da0s1 - FAT-32 formatted) I receive
> > an error "an unexpected error occured".
> >
> > I have no problems accessing this HD with v1.3.4!
> >
> > Dmesg is showing some errors (see attached )
> >
> >
> > !DSPAM:1,46eb02ef681492109886190!
>
> Sep 14 22:29:31 pcbsd kernel: Disk too big, try '-o large' mount option
> Sep 14 22:29:49 pcbsd kernel: Disk too big, try '-o large' mount option
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 09:32:13 +0100
> From: "Gerard van Essen" <gvanessen at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Fwd: PC-BSD 1.4 14/09 snapshot - USB HD
> 	prob
> To: "testing at lists.pcbsd.org" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Message-ID:
> 	<a37628830709150132s6fe68152ydf2c1e9e7178e96e at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>
> I keep getting this error:
> mount_msdosfs: /dev/da0: Invalid argument
>
> The same with:
> mount_msdosfs: /dev/da0s1: Invalid argument
>
> The strange thing is that I _don't_ have this problem with 1.3.4. I plug in
> the same HD and it gets mounted automatically.
>
>
>
>
> On 9/15/07, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.com> wrote:
> >
> > Gerard van Essen wrote:
> > > Kris, my email to Testing (too big) is getting blocked, so I send it to
> > you
> > > directly
> > >
> > > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > > From: Gerard van Essen <gvanessen at gmail.com>
> > > Date: Sep 14, 2007 10:42 PM
> > > Subject: PC-BSD 1.4 14/09 snapshot - USB HD prob
> > > To: "testing at lists.pcbsd.org" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> > >
> > > When i attach my USB external HD (/dev/da0s1 - FAT-32 formatted) I
> > receive
> > > an error "an unexpected error occured".
> > >
> > > I have no problems accessing this HD with v1.3.4!
> > >
> > > Dmesg is showing some errors (see below)
> >
> > Gerard,
> >
> > Looks like this is the problem:
> >
> > Disk too big, try '-o large' mount option
> >
> > Can you try mounting the disk from the command-prompt? Does it work
> > there, or need the "-o large" option as well? If it works there, we may
> > need to find a way to add that option to HAL, or send it over to the
> > maintainer to get it added.
> >
> > Try:
> > # mount_msdosfs /dev/da0 /mnt
> >
> > Then Try:
> > # mount_msdosfs -o large /dev/da0 /mnt
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > Kris Moore
> > PC-BSD Software
> > http://www.pcbsd.com
> >
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> Message: 3
> Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 02:07:58 -0700
> From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.com>
> Subject: [PC-BSD Testing] New 1.4 ISO ready for inspection!
> To: "testing at lists.pcbsd.org" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>, 	For those
> 	translating for PC-BSD <translations at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Message-ID: <46EBA0EE.5070907 at pcbsd.com>
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>
> Guys,
>
> I just kicked off the upload of the latest 1.4 snapshot available for
> testing. This new release incorporates a TON of the bug fixes sent in
> over the past few weeks, along with the new kmenu translations and Xorg
> 7.3! For all intents and purposes, we can consider this snapshot the
> "RC2" release. It will be available at the usual places on
> http://dev.pcbsd.org. (It's the ISO marked as Sunday)
>
> I've tried it out on my 3 systems here, and it seems to run just fine,
> no real difference between Xorg 7.2 / 7.3 that I've seen so far. (Let me
> know if you guys notice anything)
>
> Please give this one a whirl over the weekend, and if you find any more
> major bugs, let me know. I will be accepting bugs for 1.4 until Noon
> 12:00 PST Monday the 17th. After that I will only be working on prepping
> the ISO for final release.
>
>
> Again, Thank you all for all your hard work testing these ISO's for us!
> This should be the best release of PC-BSD yet!
>
>
>
> --
>
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
> http://www.pcbsd.com
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 4
> Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 10:19:14 +0100
> From: "Gerard van Essen" <gvanessen at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] New 1.4 ISO ready for inspection!
> To: "Information for those wishing to beta-test"
> 	<testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Message-ID:
> 	<a37628830709150219q59de5acfp8d89f2dc2104884d at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>
> Kris,
> Is the Sun ISO still uploading - actual size is 73MB...
>
> On 9/15/07, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.com> wrote:
> >
> > Guys,
> >
> > I just kicked off the upload of the latest 1.4 snapshot available for
> > testing. This new release incorporates a TON of the bug fixes sent in
> > over the past few weeks, along with the new kmenu translations and Xorg
> > 7.3! For all intents and purposes, we can consider this snapshot the
> > "RC2" release. It will be available at the usual places on
> > http://dev.pcbsd.org. (It's the ISO marked as Sunday)
> >
> > I've tried it out on my 3 systems here, and it seems to run just fine,
> > no real difference between Xorg 7.2 / 7.3 that I've seen so far. (Let me
> > know if you guys notice anything)
> >
> > Please give this one a whirl over the weekend, and if you find any more
> > major bugs, let me know. I will be accepting bugs for 1.4 until Noon
> > 12:00 PST Monday the 17th. After that I will only be working on prepping
> > the ISO for final release.
> >
> >
> > Again, Thank you all for all your hard work testing these ISO's for us!
> > This should be the best release of PC-BSD yet!
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > Kris Moore
> > PC-BSD Software
> > http://www.pcbsd.com
> > _______________________________________________
> > Testing mailing list
> > Testing at lists.pcbsd.org
> > http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/testing
> >
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> Message: 5
> Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 10:30:28 +0100
> From: "Gerard van Essen" <gvanessen at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] New 1.4 ISO ready for inspection!
> To: "Information for those wishing to beta-test"
> 	<testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Message-ID:
> 	<a37628830709150230t120b760fn77bdcda86054b31 at mail.gmail.com>
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>
> file seize still increasing, disregard my previous email
>
> On 9/15/07, Gerard van Essen <gvanessen at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Kris,
> > Is the Sun ISO still uploading - actual size is 73MB...
> >
> > On 9/15/07, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Guys,
> > >
> > > I just kicked off the upload of the latest 1.4 snapshot available for
> > > testing. This new release incorporates a TON of the bug fixes sent in
> > > over the past few weeks, along with the new kmenu translations and Xorg
> > > 7.3! For all intents and purposes, we can consider this snapshot the
> > > "RC2" release. It will be available at the usual places on
> > > http://dev.pcbsd.org. (It's the ISO marked as Sunday)
> > >
> > > I've tried it out on my 3 systems here, and it seems to run just fine,
> > > no real difference between Xorg 7.2 / 7.3 that I've seen so far. (Let me
> > > know if you guys notice anything)
> > >
> > > Please give this one a whirl over the weekend, and if you find any more
> > > major bugs, let me know. I will be accepting bugs for 1.4 until Noon
> > > 12:00 PST Monday the 17th. After that I will only be working on prepping
> > > the ISO for final release.
> > >
> > >
> > > Again, Thank you all for all your hard work testing these ISO's for us!
> > > This should be the best release of PC-BSD yet!
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > > Kris Moore
> > > PC-BSD Software
> > > http://www.pcbsd.com
> > > _______________________________________________
> > > Testing mailing list
> > > Testing at lists.pcbsd.org
> > > http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/testing
> > >
> >
> >
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> Message: 6
> Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 13:10:19 +0300
> From: Andrei Kolu <antik at raidon.eu>
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] New 1.4 ISO ready for inspection!
> To: Information for those wishing to beta-test
> 	<testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Message-ID: <200709151310.20265.antik at raidon.eu>
> Content-Type: text/plain;  charset="iso-8859-1"
>
> On Saturday 15 September 2007 12:07:58 Kris Moore wrote:
> > Please give this one a whirl over the weekend, and if you find any more
> > major bugs, let me know. I will be accepting bugs for 1.4 until Noon
> > 12:00 PST Monday the 17th. After that I will only be working on prepping
> > the ISO for final release.
> >
> I think that 17th is too early- too many broken PBIs on pbidir and users
> complaining about backward compatibility with old PBIs.
> Let's give at least one week for testing and then release RC2. Not all
> current
> users are online during weekend anyway...
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 7
> Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 14:52:00 +0300
> From: Andrei Kolu <antik at raidon.eu>
> Subject: [PC-BSD Testing] documentation and...
> To: Information for those wishing to beta-test
> 	<testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Message-ID: <200709151452.01070.antik at raidon.eu>
> Content-Type: text/plain;  charset="iso-8859-1"
>
> Hello!
>
> Anyone working on Quick Guide and Documentation and FAQ?
> I think it's time to ask community to help us out with this one- they can
> send
> in screenshots with various PC-BSD system components and describe how to use
> it- we can compile from received data consistent FAQs and fix Quick Guide
> much faster that way. Wiki, subversion or what way to do it is up to us.
>
> IMHO
>
> Andrei
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 8
> Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 17:16:31 -0000 (UTC)
> From: "Terry Poulin" <bigboss64 at ippimail.com>
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] New 1.4 ISO ready for inspection!
> To: "Information for those wishing to beta-test"
> 	<testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Message-ID: <21753.65.13.19.19.1189876591.squirrel at www.ippimail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain;charset=iso-8859-1
>
> Kris Moore wrote:
> > Guys,
> >
> > I just kicked off the upload of the latest 1.4 snapshot available for
> > testing. This new release incorporates a TON of the bug fixes sent in
> > over the past few weeks, along with the new kmenu translations and Xorg
> > 7.3! For all intents and purposes, we can consider this snapshot the
> > "RC2" release. It will be available at the usual places on
> > http://dev.pcbsd.org. (It's the ISO marked as Sunday)
> >
> > I've tried it out on my 3 systems here, and it seems to run just fine,
> > no real difference between Xorg 7.2 / 7.3 that I've seen so far. (Let me
> > know if you guys notice anything)
> >
> > Please give this one a whirl over the weekend, and if you find any more
> > major bugs, let me know. I will be accepting bugs for 1.4 until Noon
> > 12:00 PST Monday the 17th. After that I will only be working on prepping
> > the ISO for final release.
> >
> >
> > Again, Thank you all for all your hard work testing these ISO's for us!
> > This should be the best release of PC-BSD yet!
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > Kris Moore
> > PC-BSD Software
> > http://www.pcbsd.com
> > _______________________________________________
>
>
> Dang it.... I haven't gotton my RC1 ISO burned yet...
>
>
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