[PC-BSD Testing] New Alpha ISO 05242008

Bill Leeper 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  
stayed open.

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:

> Everybody,
> Here's the latest PCBSD7 alpha ISO for testing:
> ftp://ftp.pcbsd.org/pub/alpha-isos/i386/PCBSD7-Alpha-x86-05242008.iso
> 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,  
> model
> 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.
> Thanks!
> --
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
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