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

Casey caseyclaydon at fastmail.com.au
Fri Oct 10 05:42:23 PDT 2008


Casey wrote:
> Casey wrote:
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>> Kris Moore wrote:
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>>     
>>> Casey wrote:
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>>>     
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>>>> Kris Moore wrote:
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>>>>         
>>>>> 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!
>>>>>
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>>>> 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.
>>>>
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>>> 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
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>> 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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Kris,  you had the same problem with the mouse not detecting for you 
aswell where you have to change it to another port for it to work.

With the new freebsd-source update,  does the mouse work for you now? -- 
if you have the update on.

Thanks Kris


- Casey


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