[PC-BSD Testing] Upgrade from Alpha to Beta works!

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Fri Jan 1 16:29:01 PST 2010

Ian Robinson wrote:
> Testing PCBSD 8.0-BETA-x64 on HP xw8200, dual Xeon 3.4 / 4 Gb RAM / 
> Nvidia Quadro 3400 using NVidia x64 driver
> 1.  Performed "Upgrade" successfully.  There was a little glitch in 
> it's adoption of xorg.conf.  The upgrade does not require setting the 
> video settings, and after reboot it could not load xserver.  The 
> solution was to restart and boot with Option #7 to reinstall the xorg 
> drivers.  All other pbis, programs, and setting, including ports 
> previously installed via ports console, were retained without problem. 
>  Bottom line on the upgrade -- it's functioning great.
> 2.  Question about ports console -- I need to have access other hard 
> disks when I am using programs (Kaffeine) installed via ports console. 
>  Although mounted in the regular GUI, they are not available in the 
> ports console.  In my first attempt, I set up /etc/fstab in ports 
> console.  That did not work.  Then I tried to set up mountpoints and 
> mount the disks manually.  For example, where the target disk is an 
> ide which the system identifies as ad0s1 and the mount point is 
> /mnt/ide0, the command "mount /dev/ad0s1 /mnt/ide0" results in the 
> error message "mount: /dev/ad0s1 : Operation not permitted"  Same 
> result if I try to add the slice identifier "a" to the end (ad0s1a). 
>  What is the secret to mounting disks in ports console?
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Outside of the console, is the mount point /mnt/ide0 already mounted?

PS, download completed, disc about to be burned and I'm just waiting for 
my SMP WU to finish up in VirtualBox

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