[PC-BSD Testing] Patch 7.0.1 Live!

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Tue Oct 21 07:59:35 PDT 2008

Walt Pawley wrote:
> At 11:11 AM -0500 10/20/08, Aaron Sloan wrote:
>> I updated the PBI's this morning, including Openoffice.  Later I saw the
>> system update and did that.
> I haven't had my PC-BSD 7 64-bit up for a while, but decided
> today would be a good day to give the update a go since, from
> what the list has been reporting, an update was available. Upon
> firing the machine up, I encountered an immediate setback,
> probably just from my naivete: it wouldn't mount the root file
> system.
> I'd been playing with something else that involved sticking an
> IDE hard drive in the box since I had PC-BSD 7 up last.
> Apparently, the boot code remembers the text of some previous
> boot as the place to get the root of the file system. By adding
> the hard disk, the device numbers were all advanced by one. So
> I tried ufs:ad03s1a as was indicated might be the right thing
> to do. It simply reprompted me with the choices. So, I tried
> ufs:/dev/ad03s1a and that worked just fine.
> Once at the desktop, I was expecting the Update Manager to tell
> me there was an update available. Nada. I told it to go look.
> Still nothing. So, I'm in the process of downloading the DVD
> image for 7.0.1.
> Did I misinterpret the email and the announcement web page?
> They seem to indicate that the ISO was not yet ready but the
> system update process was. ???

Walt, the 7.0.1 online update is for 7.0 i386 systems. 7.0.1 is the 
first official amd64 release, so you'll have to grab the ISO for it. 
It'll be supported by patches in the future though :)


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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