[PC-BSD Testing] New Alpha ISO 05242008
protagonist at charter.net
Sun May 25 09:29:03 PDT 2008
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I am having a couple of problems here. The first one occurred during
the install process. When I tried booting off the CD to install it
hung up and the last two lines on the screen were:
usb0: <Intel 82801 FB/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6) USB controller USB-A> on uhci0
usb: usb revision 1.0
I tried twice and got the exact same thing, a lockup that required
powering down to reset. Since my mouse is the only USB device
attached I tried shutting down and disconnecting the mouse. It then
booted to the installer and I plugged the mouse back in, but in a
different port, and all went well.
I noticed there were two trash cans, one on the desktop itself and
the other in the extreme right corner of the task bar.
Also, when the desktop appeared I had an open window titled Examining
File Progress open and the source was listed as trash:/ with the
progree bar showing 0%. This did not show any progress and the window
As with the previous Alphas I have not been able to run any of the
pbi's I install. They install fine but error out. I presume this is
to be expected at this point?
I installed using the ufs + journaling and so far so good. I will be
trying additional installs over the next few days and will see if I
get the same hang up with the mouse on a different port.
Anyway, just wanted to get in a few quick tests this morning before I
got busy. I do like the new desktop in these alphas. Keep up the good
On May 25, 2008, at 6:38 AM, Kris Moore wrote:
> Here's the latest PCBSD7 alpha ISO for testing:
> MD5 (PCBSD7-Alpha-x86-05242008.iso) = c20aaf83cc1c92ca7dfcaf8f0bbdeea2
> This ISO has a few new features which will require some testing to
> ensure proper functionality. First is the improved keyboard selection
> tool in the installer GUI. Now you are able to select your layout,
> and variant from all the available choices in Xorg. Your choice
> will be
> immediately enabled, and then should be transfered to your installed
> system as well.
> Next is the ability to choose your filesystem type for the install. So
> far I've gotten working UFS, UFS + Softupdates and UFS + Journaling.
> Please test these options out, and let us know of any problems you
> encounter. There is an option for ZFS as well, but it is not yet
> implemented, so please don't bother trying it just yet. The next alpha
> will hopefully have it fully implemented.
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
> Testing mailing list
> Testing at lists.pcbsd.org
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