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

Wilbert Leeper protagonist at charter.net
Fri Aug 19 11:08:30 PDT 2011

It could also be a problem with the U3??? thing they put on all the USB sticks these days. That takes up a bit of space. You might try a Windows utility called launchpadremoval. It will delete that separate disk and reclaim the space it uses. That might be just enough to use most 4gb flash drives. That area on the flash drive is a Windows thingy anyway and if you don't use Windows it is totally unnecessary. You can get it at the following link:   http://u3.sandisk.com/launchpadremoval.htm

On Aug 19, 2011, at 10:20 AM, Kris Moore wrote:

> 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 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
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