[PC-BSD Testing] 8-Stable Snapshot

Johann Hugo jhugo at meraka.csir.co.za
Wed Mar 24 06:10:52 PDT 2010

The i386 snapshot boots fine, but it gives a panic as soon as it tries to 
write to disk. I've tried to do a fresh install on a disk that had a previous 
installation of PCBSD on it.

After a reboot I've selected upgrade instead of fresh install, but I 
accidently picked my USB drive da0. Just before doing the upgrade, I went 
back to the drives selection page, using the back button and I changed the 
selected drive to ad0. This had no effect and it still tried to install on 

Reboot and try upgrade again using ad0. Get a file system full

delete partition by hand:
gpart delete -i 1 ada0
gpart destroy ada0

Reboot and try fresh install again using ad0. No go - gives panic as soon as 
it tries to write to disk.


On Tuesday 23 March 2010, Kris Moore wrote:
> Our first PC-BSD 8-Stable snapshot is now ready for testing / inspection
> on i386 & amd64:
> ftp://ftp.pcbsd.org/pub/snapshots/8/
> In the upcoming months I'm going to try and get out a stable snapshot on
> a bi-weekly basis or so. This will let us do advanced testing on new
> features of PC-BSD, as well as try the latest ports tree and FreeBSD
> base system to locate and fix bugs relating to them all.
> Please feel free to give them a whirl, and report back with any issues
> found. If you want to take a look at features we are working on
> and their status please refer to the wiki page below:
> http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/PC-BSD_8.1_TODO
> Thanks everybody!

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