[PC-BSD Testing] Live mode

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Mon Aug 23 16:16:42 PDT 2010


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On 08/23/2010 18:29, M. Warner Losh wrote:
> In message: <AANLkTi=qQ=0yyDsTr2Vcw+BsXoAW_oTZy23uixCzMVTk at mail.gmail.com>
>             Matt Olander <matt at ixsystems.com> writes:
> : So, a user in irc was complaining that the live mode wasn't booting
> : for him and stopping at checking the installer archive. I confess that
> : I have never tried the live boot on anything without at least 2gb of
> : RAM. Is it supposed to work with less? He tried on 2 older boxen but I
> : believe both at 1gb RAM.
> 
> It would be easy enough to try different levels of RAM in virtual box
> to see what's required...
> 
> Warner
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Well, I'm testing 8.1 "live mode" on virtualbox with 768 MB of RAM, and
it works just fine here...

Not sure why his would hang at "checking installer archive" since that's
what it does for install mode only, live mode skips that check. Is he
pressing option 3 at the boot-splash to run in live mode properly?

If I had to guess though, I would say that if he is trying to use live
mode properly, most likely its hanging when bring up xorg. In live mode
we try to first let xorg auto-detect and use the recommended
driver/resolution/settings, but with each new xorg release we get dozens
of new regressions in ati / intel drivers with failures like this
occurring :(

- -- 
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
iXsystems
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