[PC-BSD Testing] Live mode

Josh Paetzel josh at tcbug.org
Mon Aug 23 19:41:04 PDT 2010

On Monday 23 August 2010 18:16:42 Kris Moore wrote:
> 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 :(


I've increased my liveCD fu a bit since we last worked on PC-BSD.  We should 
probably touch base a bit to see if any of the new things I've learned would 
be useful for PC-BSD.


Josh Paetzel
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