[PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD v9.0 64bit update.. failure

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Fri Aug 19 10:20:39 PDT 2011

On 08/19/2011 04:20, Tigersharke . wrote:
> Hello there..
> Currently I am trying to understand why I couldn't boot the new 64bit 
> USBFULL beta1.5 image from my 4Gb stick.. and trying again to write it 
> to the stick, just to be sure.  Either I have somehow caused the 3.9Gb 
> image to take more space or my stick is not 4096Mb.  During the 
> attempted boot from the menu, it quit shortly after GEOM_PART 
> Integrity check failed.
> Here is the output of the  USB image burn:
> # dd if=PCBSD9.0-BETA1.5-x64-USBFULL.img of=/dev/da0 bs=5k
> dd: /dev/da0: short write on character device
> dd: /dev/da0: end of device
> 783156+0 records in
> 783155+1 records out
> 4009754624 bytes transferred in 2036.760317 secs (1968692 bytes/sec)
> After it did not boot, I restarted and wanted to check something in my 
> 64bit v9.0 beta1 install. I did not expect to see the system update 
> manager telling me of an update.
> Unfortunately, the update did not work. This image will be available 
> for 30 days: http://imgur.com/gNfZj?full
> My system is a desktop and has both an ethernet and a wifi card. Both 
> function fine, and after configuring the security for the wifi, I am 
> sure I had network connections on both. However, just to check, I did 
> try with lagg enabled/disabled, also with wifi enabled/disabled.  I 
> also was able to access the ftp.pcbsd.org <http://ftp.pcbsd.org> site 
> with konquerer and found the pcbsd.tgz file but was unsure were to put 
> it, and then unsure how I could initiate the update (if it is possible 
> in this disjointed way). I also looked at the space available and no 
> slices were at capacity or actually unable to fit the update file, as 
> well as I could determine.
> Thanks!
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I may have to shrink that USB image a bit more, seems some sticks don't 
really have the "full" 4GB advertised :)

As for the update manager, can you run this as root?

# pc-updatemanager install release-9.0-BETA1.5

Let it run, does it fail or return some sort of error?

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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