[PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD amd64 test ISO!

Casey caseyclaydon at fastmail.com.au
Tue Oct 7 15:47:58 PDT 2008

Kris Moore wrote:
> Casey wrote:
>> Kris Moore wrote:
>>> Hey all!
>>> The long awaited PC-BSD 7.x amd64 DVD ISO is now available for testing!
>>> ftp://ftp.pcbsd.org/pub/beta-isos/amd64/
>>> This is a test release only, so please report bugs back to us via the 
>>> mailing list. The current plan is to release an update to PC-BSD 7.0.1 
>>> in the next few weeks which will include many bugfixes, and KDE 4.1.2. 
>>> This amd64 release is still based on KDE 4.1.1 (4.1.2 just came out 
>>> today). The other new / cool thing this ISO has is working 
>>> linux-flashplugin9 support which will be in 7.0.1 as well.
>>> We've already started approving / uploading a large number of amd64 PBIs
>>> for PC-BSD7 on pbidir.com, so you may download any from there and run
>>> them as well. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, you can also
>>> grab some of the untested PBI's from our build server and try them as well:
>>> http://pbibuild64.pcbsd.org/index.php?sort=date&ver=7
>>> Here's some of the changelog of whats been fixed since 7.0 and will be
>>> in 7.0.1 when its released:
>>>   * Update Nvidia driver to 177.78 (beta) -
>>> http://trac.pcbsd.org/changeset/2831
>>>   * Fixed various bugs causing crashes with System Updater -
>>> http://trac.pcbsd.org/changeset/2780, http://trac.pcbsd.org/changeset/2790
>>>   * Fixed bugs with partitions becoming mis-aligned due to incorrect
>>> sizing - http://trac.pcbsd.org/changeset/2809,
>>> http://trac.pcbsd.org/changeset/2810
>>>   * Added support for NTFS writing directly in KDE4 -
>>> http://trac.pcbsd.org/changeset/2811
>>>   * Fixed sound detection for ALI M5451 PCI Audio Device -
>>> http://trac.pcbsd.org/changeset/2821
>>>   * Fixed out of memory errors when installing on 256MB of RAM -
>>> http://trac.pcbsd.org/changeset/2825,
>>> http://trac.pcbsd.org/changeset/2827, http://trac.pcbsd.org/changeset/2828
>>>   * Added new KMenu->System->Display Setup Wizard icon to re-run the X
>>> Setup tool - http://trac.pcbsd.org/changeset/2832
>>>   * Added support for linux-flashplugin9 to the default install for i386
>>> and amd64 - http://trac.pcbsd.org/changeset/2850,
>>> http://trac.pcbsd.org/changeset/2851
>>>   * Fixed an error about setting up Xorg for QEMU on install -
>>> http://trac.pcbsd.org/changeset/2848
>>> Happy testing, and looking forward to feedback!
>> Hi Kris,
>> What is happening for the USB Mouse and Windows not being detected 
>> coming up in 7.0.1?
>> I am not able to use PC-BSD at all,  basically you need a second 
>> computer to have PC-BSD on and the other for Windows.
> I'm going to update the freebsd-source to the latest version for 7.0.1, 
> and hopefully it'll fix your mouse detection problems. If it doesn't, 
> we'll need to be sure to file a PR here:
> http://www.freebsd.org/send-pr.html
> As for windows being detected, what exactly is happening here? Does 
> PC-BSD install, but then you can't see your NTFS partition? This may be 
> a HAL issue. If you can send me some more info on this, I can get it to 
> the HAL maintainer and see about a fix :)
> # lshal > lshal.out
> # ls /dev/ad* > dev.out

dual-booting Windows with PC-BSD is not detecting

I install Windows first,  then install PC-BSD with USF2 + Softupdates

did not select use entire disk and ticked bootloader

and changed the size of the / partition

bootloader is only saying F1 FreeBSD and no Windows

dual-booting with 1 Hard Drive

the partitions are there in /dev


ads01a is /
ads01b is Swap
abs01c is the 8MB unpartitioned space that Windows creates

GAG from the cdrom.iso does not detect Windows is there either

The Motherboard is a AM2 Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H

and have got the latest BIOS

- Casey

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