[PC-BSD Testing] Installation bug report 7.1 BETA1

Fabrizio Parrella fabrizio at bibivu.com
Fri Mar 27 11:31:36 PDT 2009

The user_id is something that I change it too, but what I usually do is to 
create the root and a "default" user, then manually add the users when I 
have to do an advance configuration like that (for example when I am 
reinstalling a server and I need to keep all the uid the same)

it would be great if it is supported..

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kris Moore" <kris at pcbsd.com>
To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>; <tvb377 at gmx.de>
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 2:11 PM
Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Installation bug report 7.1 BETA1

> tvb377 at gmx.de wrote:
>> Hi,
>> being new to this list (and PCBSD), please take my apologies
>> if I report already known bugs.
>> I installed PCBSD 7.1-BETA1 amd64 on an AMD64 dual core from a DVD.
>> I noticed:
>> 1) could not install onto a USB harddisk.
>>    da<x> did not show up in the partition manager while being
>>    reported by the kernel's boot messages correctly.
> Can you send me the output of a "dmesg" for this system? I'll take a
> look at why it didn't show up.
>> 2) then reverted to an internal SATA disk.
>>    That one already had slices + (FreeBSD) partitions on it, leaving no
>>    space on the disk (as I noticed later).
>>    Clicking on ad0 did not show space to install.
>>    I clicked "use entire disk", being a way to proceed.
>>    The installer then hung endless, the last message saying something
>>    like "mounting source media".
>>    Next time I tried to check the advanced partition editor.
>>    That reported the partitions incorrectly (-512MB as a size), and
>>    I was unable to delete them. Blindly proceeding anyway led to the same
>>    result as with entire disk.
>>    I could only install by manually deleting the partitions with another
>>    partition editor. Then everything went fine.
>>    It seems that at least the "entire disk" checkbox does not lead to
>>    repartitioning + formatting of the hard disk.
>>    IMHO, the check box "advanced" that allows you to edit the partitions
>>    should be a button opening a dialog, if possible. That I feel would
>>    be clearer.
> I'm thinking that this is related to the missing "da0", it probably
> messed up our script which detects disks / space available to install
> on. If you can get me a sample dmesg, I'll see if I can figure it out.
>> 3) The installer should give the user the opportunity to change his
>>    user id (maybe with an "advanced" button ?).
> Do you normally use a different user id number? I've never been asked to
> support that before :)
>> 4) I configured X to use "vesa" and 1920x1200. That does not seem to
>>    work. It uses silently 1600x1200.
>>    I later switched to radeonhd and 1920x1200. That worked well.
> The vesa driver is more of a fail-safe, and often doesn't work with
> higher-resolutions properly. Glad that radeonhd worked though.
>> 5) nice to have: selecting a non-us keymap should result in a console
>>    keymap selected in rc.conf. That did not work.
> Can you give me an example of this? What keymap did you choose, and what
> should have been placed in rc.conf to make it work? Right now it
> *should* setup some keymaps in rc.conf properly, but maybe the one you
> used didn't work :(
>> Otherwise, PCBSD looks really nice! I particularly like the PBI stuff!
> Glad you like it!
>> If I can test something for you of the above again, please notify me.
>> Cheers
>> Titus
> Keep the reports coming, if we can knock out your found bugs, then
> everybody benefits.
> -- 
> Kris Moore
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