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

Casey caseyclaydon at fastmail.com.au
Tue Oct 7 15:54:16 PDT 2008


Casey wrote:
> 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
>
> ad0s1
> ads01a
> ad0s1b
> ads01c
>
> 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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I had a look at DesktopBSD to see if DesktopBSD does detect the USB 
Mouse and if it does detect Windows -- the USB Mouse did not detect 
either,  and it did detect Windows and had Windows there to dual-boot into.


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