[PC-BSD Testing] Live mode

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Tue Aug 24 06:53:27 PDT 2010


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On 08/23/2010 22:41, Josh Paetzel wrote:
> 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 :(
> 
> Kris,
> 
> 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.
> 

Sounds good to me! BTW, are you going to be going out to Ohio Linux
Fest, heard a rumor you may be there. If so we can discuss in person if
you like.


- -- 
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
iXsystems
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