[PC-BSD Testing] Testing Digest, Vol 19, Issue 3

Simeon Nifos archwndas at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 4 15:34:37 PDT 2008


I was able to boot from the usb stick the mistake was:

$ dd if=/imagefile.img of=/dev/sdb1

instead of

$ dd if=/imagefile.img of=/dev/sdb

now it is working.

Thanks for the help anyway.

Is there by the way any 64bit iso available?


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>   1. Thunderbird (Bill Leeper)
>   2.  Alpha 08-02-2008 uploaded! (brian)
>   3. Intel XF86 driver with latest Alpha (John Stokes)
>   4. KDE4 improvements for Nvidia Quadro FX 570M (tie)
>   5. A suggestion (jmdennis at dslextreme.com)
>   6. USB PCBSD7 image (Simeon Nifos)
>   7. Re: Alpha 08-02-2008 uploaded! (Kris Moore)
>   8. Re: Thunderbird (Kris Moore)
>   9. Re: USB PCBSD7 image (Bill Leeper)
>  10. Re: USB PCBSD7 image (Kris Moore)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Sun, 03 Aug 2008 12:12:54 -0700
> From: Bill Leeper <protagonist at charter.net>
> Subject: [PC-BSD Testing] Thunderbird
> To: PC-BSD list Testing <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
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> The Thunderbird PBI on the testing server installs and runs just fine.
>
> Bill
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Sun, 03 Aug 2008 20:24:24 -0300
> From: brian <peispud at eastlink.ca>
> Subject: [PC-BSD Testing]  Alpha 08-02-2008 uploaded!
> To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org
> Message-ID: <48963E28.40807 at eastlink.ca>
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>  I tried the latest DVD twice , with a slow burn on the second download
> . I get a install medium error and a protection error with safe mode .
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 3
> Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2008 09:45:20 +1000
> From: John Stokes <airy at netspace.net.au>
> Subject: [PC-BSD Testing] Intel XF86 driver with latest Alpha
> To: PC-BSD Testing list <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Message-ID: <48964310.4010000 at netspace.net.au>
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> The latest Alpha works with my Intel G35 chipset  :-)  :-) .Interesting
> install though...
>
> When installing I find I still have to set my Sata drives to IDE
> compatible mode to boot the DVD (sata drive) , then when it
> has completed the install I can switch back to normal AHCI (native)
> mode.This may be a quirk of the ASUS bios I have ,but it
> seems to work with other OS's.
>
> The X config finds the Intel chipset and even loads the config in the
> native (1920x1200) resolution but still only lets me use only up to
> 1600x1200 settings - however when I let it set that config it comes up
> with "setting native resolution" and comes up to the full 1920x1200
> desktop .There seems to be a limit of 1600x1200 that trips up both the
> current PC-BSD 1.51 and the alphas??? Looking at the display panel
> 1600x1200 is set at auto? (Intel driver works O/K Intel 3D enable driver
> is still nogo)
>
> Again I managed to crash Dolphin within a couple of minutes of using it
> (it still doesn't like accessing my main sata drive (1.51) and looking
> at the Video (no icon) directory) , this is  probably be the biggest
> gripe I have with KDE 4.X because it is critical to everyday usage , I
> had to reboot because Dolphin would no longer load (I couldn't kill the
> process at all). I do see that at KDE Bug Central there is lots of bug
> squashing happening though ...
>
> I was hoping that the PCI info under Kinfo would working by now but alas
> not yet , functionality is now very good though.
>
> K3B still crashes with the pipe message :-(  . But I have Komposer
> running (when the PBI is first run it comes up with a corrupted archive
> integrity  message but when I run it again it works and runs ???)
>
> The Icon/Task bar is now much better size wise  (thanks Kris & Co). The
> mouse acceleration works well at 3 but if the "defaults" button is
> pressed it goes back to 2. :-(
>
> Thunderbird didn't put an icon in the menu but did on the desktop (fixed
> with menu editor).
>
> I see a few people having download issues , I noticed that the FTP site
> was being uploaded to slowly Saturday night (Aus time ) so waited till
> all the data was there and my dvd passes its integrity check fine.I have
> in the past transferred the file to a Windows XP machine (Nero) to burn
> though.(I have had dodgy burns with DVDs in the past with K3B - some
> burners aren't liked at all).
>
>
> John
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2008 02:46:20 +0300
> From: tie <pcbsd at ankh.morp.org>
> Subject: [PC-BSD Testing] KDE4 improvements for Nvidia Quadro FX 570M
> To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org
> Message-ID: <4896434C.1060705 at ankh.morp.org>
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>
> Hi all,
>
> I installed the latest PCBSD 7 alpha on my lenovo T61p laptop to play
> around a bit. I had installed the latest Kubuntu (also with kde 4.1) the
> other day, and I was kinda disappointed with the graphic performance I
> got with the PCBSD installation. The GUI was sluggish and unresponsive
> even though the most appropriate Nvidia driver was loaded (173.x.x that
> came with the PCBSD installation).
>
> So, I Googled around a bit, and got to this article:
> http://techbase.kde.org/User:Lemma/KDE4-NVIDIA
>
> So, I ran the line quoted there:
> nvidia-settings -a InitialPixmapPlacement=2 -a GlyphCache=1
>
> This resulted in a big improvement of the GUI speed - the windows and
> menus got snappier, and with Desktop effects turned off, the speed got
> pretty close to the responsiveness of the Win XP installed on the same
> machine :)
>
> I ended up adding the quoted line to a script, and including the script
> in the KDE Autorun list to have the settings applied at startup.
>
> So, you should definitely consider automatically setting these options,
> at least for some Nvidia GPUs, as this results in a far better experience.
>
> On a side note, it would be very handy to have some utility to benchmark
> the performance of the GUI. In this way different sets of settings could
> be (automatically) compared objectively, and users can get most out of
> their environments.
>
> Regards,
> tie
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 5
> Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2008 21:48:59 -0700 (PDT)
> From: jmdennis at dslextreme.com
> Subject: [PC-BSD Testing] A suggestion
> To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org
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> It would be nice if the download PBI's icon you have on the desktop would
> go to the one that you have for those doing the testing.  This way we can
> get the latest and test those.  I know it will have to be changed back
> when it is released but that should not be a problem.
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 6
> Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 15:19:48 +0300
> From: "Simeon Nifos" <archwndas at googlemail.com>
> Subject: [PC-BSD Testing] USB PCBSD7 image
> To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org
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> Hi there,
> I would like to help with testing e.t.c. but I cannot boot from the
> USB image.  Could you please give me some piece of advice?
>
> I formated my 1GB USB-stick, as FAT32. Before doing that I erased the
> grub loader and everything else there by issuing the following
> command:
>
> # dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb
>
> then I burned the image by:
>
> # dd if=/pathToThePCBSD-7-image.img of=/dev/sdb1
>
> When I boot I get: no filesystem
>
> Any ideas?
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 7
> Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2008 10:58:20 -0400
> From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.com>
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Alpha 08-02-2008 uploaded!
> To: PC-BSD Testing list <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Message-ID: <4897190C.9060002 at pcbsd.com>
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> Charles Nichols wrote:
>> Second iso seems to have vanish, what gives?
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 5:51 PM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.com> wrote:
>>> Everybody,
>>>
>>> This week's Alpha release is now online, I have uploaded CDs 1-3, along
>>> with a DVD and USB boot-only image for testing. This build does have
>>> network installation enabled, however, I have not yet uploaded the
>>> packages for this, so you won't be able to do a 'net install quite yet.
>>> I'll try to get those uploaded sometime early next week for testing.
>>>
>>> The ISO' and MD5's are available in the usual place:
>>>
>>> ftp://ftp.pcbsd.org/pub/alpha-isos/i386/
>>>
>>>
>>> This release includes the latest KDE 4.1-release, which does correct
>>> quite a few bugs, and switches to the xine backend for sound. If you run
>>> into any new KDE on FreeBSD porting issues, please be sure to let the
>>> KDE on FreeBSD team know about it here:
>>>
>>> https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kde-freebsd
>>>
>>>
>>> This next week, I will add the language packages to the install, so we
>>> can start testing out the other native language support in KDE.
>>>
>>> If you run into installation bugs, or issues with our tools and
>>> utilities, please go ahead and report them so we can continue the bug fixes.
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Kris Moore
>>> PC-BSD Software
>>> http://www.pcbsd.com
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Testing mailing list
>>> Testing at lists.pcbsd.org
>>> http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/testing
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> The CD 1-3 and DVD ISO's appear to be there right now. Are you still not
> able to see them?
>
>
> --
>
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
> http://www.pcbsd.com
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 8
> Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2008 11:00:59 -0400
> From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.com>
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Thunderbird
> To: PC-BSD Testing list <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Message-ID: <489719AB.8010508 at pcbsd.com>
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>
> Bill Leeper wrote:
>> The Thunderbird PBI on the testing server installs and runs just fine.
>>
>> Bill
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>
> Thanks for the report. I'm going to start testing various PBI's over the
> next few days and uploading the working ones to PBIDir, so that testers
> can download directly from there as well.
>
> Also, for everybody who has pointed out, K3B does *not* work yet, I
> don't think its a problem with the PBI, though, its something to do with
> it not liking KDE4. I will look into this further later on, they do have
> a KDE4 version in SVN right now, so maybe I'll need to pull a copy of it
> and make a PBI for the time being.
>
>
> --
>
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
> http://www.pcbsd.com
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 9
> Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 08:02:16 -0700
> From: Bill Leeper <protagonist at charter.net>
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] USB PCBSD7 image
> To: PC-BSD Testing list <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
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>
> On Aug 4, 2008, at 5:19 AM, Simeon Nifos wrote:
>
>> Hi there,
>> I would like to help with testing e.t.c. but I cannot boot from the
>> USB image.  Could you please give me some piece of advice?
>>
>> I formated my 1GB USB-stick, as FAT32. Before doing that I erased the
>> grub loader and everything else there by issuing the following
>> command:
>>
>> # dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb
>>
>> then I burned the image by:
>>
>> # dd if=/pathToThePCBSD-7-image.img of=/dev/sdb1
>>
>> When I boot I get: no filesystem
>>
>> Any ideas?
>> _______________________________________________
>> Testing mailing list
>> Testing at lists.pcbsd.org
>> http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/testing
>
>
> According to what Kris wrote a few days back that last part should be
> of=/dev/da0 bs=1m and that has worked for me. Have you tried that?
>
>
>
> ?????????????????
> Computers can be fun again
>                 format C:\
>   Alternatives are out there
> ?????????????????
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 10
> Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2008 11:05:41 -0400
> From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.com>
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] USB PCBSD7 image
> To: PC-BSD Testing list <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Message-ID: <48971AC5.9020102 at pcbsd.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8; format=flowed
>
> Bill Leeper wrote:
>> On Aug 4, 2008, at 5:19 AM, Simeon Nifos wrote:
>>
>>> Hi there,
>>> I would like to help with testing e.t.c. but I cannot boot from the
>>> USB image.  Could you please give me some piece of advice?
>>>
>>> I formated my 1GB USB-stick, as FAT32. Before doing that I erased the
>>> grub loader and everything else there by issuing the following
>>> command:
>>>
>>> # dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb
>>>
>>> then I burned the image by:
>>>
>>> # dd if=/pathToThePCBSD-7-image.img of=/dev/sdb1
>>>
>>> When I boot I get: no filesystem
>>>
>>> Any ideas?
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Testing mailing list
>>> Testing at lists.pcbsd.org
>>> http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/testing
>>
>>
>> According to what Kris wrote a few days back that last part should be
>> of=/dev/da0 bs=1m and that has worked for me. Have you tried that?
>>
>>
>>
>> ?????????????????
>> Computers can be fun again
>>                  format C:\
>>    Alternatives are out there
>> ?????????????????
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> Testing mailing list
>> Testing at lists.pcbsd.org
>> http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/testing
>>
>> !DSPAM:1,489719b819691198615917!
>>
>>
>
> First make sure that you are using the boot-only usb.img file. The full
> one was corrupted during upload and had to be removed:
>
> ftp://ftp.pcbsd.org/pub/alpha-isos/i386/PCBSD7-x86-08022008-USB-bootonly.img
>
> Next, use DD as you've shown, make sure you dd the image to the root
> partition of the USB stick though, you should be overwriting everything
> on the stick since our image has its own filesystem data in it.
>
> Lastly, you need to check your BIOS, and make certain it it set to boot
> from USB first, on my system here, each time I have to go into the BIOS
> and move the USB priority up to force it to boot from USB and not my
> regular drive.
>
>
>
> --
>
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
> http://www.pcbsd.com
>
>
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