[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD 7.1.1-RC1
fitchkendall at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 05:55:36 PDT 2009
Testing PCBSD 7.1.1-RC1 on a laptop and a desktop.
I attempted an upgrade from 7.1 on each of them. Both upgrades started out
well but failed about 60% of the way through. The install DVD had passed
the integrity check. The error message stated that they would have to
reboot. The error message also recommended a restart in the safe mode. I
removed the install media and attempted a reboot from the hard disk which
hung after the welcome menu. Examination of the disk showed almost all
files were intact, but the /bin directory had been removed during the
upgrade. Sounds normal.
Next I conducted a fresh install which went well until the video driver
install. On the portable, which uses an Intel Centrino chipset, choosing
the Intel driver caused a continuous recycling of the video setup screen. I
had to settle for the VESA choice. On the desktop, which uses an older
Nvidia Vanta, the 71.86.09 driver caused a "Fatal Trap 12" page fault, did a
memory dump to a file called vmcore.0, and spontaneously rebooted. This
action was 100% repeatable. I had to use the nv driver.
After installation, the system operated well. The default screen and theme
are attractive. Operations appear to process faster. Nice job Kris.
In a few hours I will be setting up the printers and using programs to
further test the system.
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