[PC-BSD Testing] 9.1-BETA1 now available!

Arthur A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Thu Jul 19 07:12:00 PDT 2012


I'm currently trying to install the new beta on x86 but it seems to be 
stuck on KDE installation. Currently, it's stuck on "Installing 
Meta-Package: KDE" (18%) and "Installing package: kde-workspace-4.8.4" 
(12%). It's been stuck on this percentage for about 30 minutes now. HD 
light is solid but there is no DVD activity. Machine is not locked up or 


> The BETA1 images for the upcoming PC-BSD 9.1 is now available for i386 and amd64 architectures!
> This beta provides both users and developers a means to test out new features in the upcoming PC-BSD 9.1 release. This snapshot may contain buggy code and features, so users are encouraged to run it only on non-critical systems.
> Changes since the previous snapshot
> -----------------------------------------
> * FreeBSD 9.1-BETA1
> * KDE 4.8.4
> * Support for "Warden" to create Linux Jails (Debian&  Gentoo support included)
> * Fixed a bug with mouse cursor fonts changing over some tray apps
> * Correct some bugs with mouse not being detected after display wizard
> * Add new "TrueOS" server option, alongside FreeBSD Vanilla.
> * Display detected video resolution / driver on confirmation screen
> * Add new IPv4 / IPv6 validation to address fields
> * Fix bugs exporting / importing jails via Warden
> * Add new "Hardware Compatibility Check" GUI, which is available during install and via Control Panel
> * Add new "Sound Configuration" GUI, which lets user select and test different sound devices
> * Add NVIDIA legacy drivers for cards older than 8-10 years (32bit only)
> * Added option to "mount/clone" jail snapshots via the Warden
> Highlights for the upcoming 9.1-Release
> -----------------------------------------
> * FreeBSD 9.1
> * KDE 4.8.4
> * New system installer! Greatly simplified for desktop and server installs.
> * New "PC-BSD Server" installation option. Includes command-line
> utilities like pbi-manager, warden, metapkgmanager and more.
> * Support for ZFS mirror / raidz(1,2,3) during installation.
> * Support for SWAP on ZFS, allowing entire disk ZFS installation.
> * Support for setting additional ZFS data-set options, such as
> compression, noexec, etc.
> * Warden jail management integrated into system. Allows creating jails via GUI, adding packages and other administration.
> * Support for Warden to create Linux Jails
> * New "Sound Configuration GUI"
> * New "Hardware compatibility" GUI
> * First boot setup wizard allows OEM installs to be easily performed.
> * New Bluetooth paring tray / GUI utilities.
> * New AppCafe improvements and preferences
> * Improvements to wifi utility
> * Fixed bug causing untranslated strings to show up empty.
> * Numerous bug-fixes to PC-BSD related utilities
> * Support for creating PXE boot server for remote desktop and installation.
> * ZFS beadm support
> * And much more!
> Errata
> ---------------------------------------------
> * Users running previous snapshots may upgrade now via the online updater. You will first need to apply the "Update Manager" 20120718 update, then the beta1 update will appear.
> * If you wish to update from 9.0 to this snapshot you may do so by editing the "/usr/local/share/pcbsd/pc-updatemanager/conf/sysupdate.conf" file and changing the PATCHSET: variable to "pcbsdtest".
> After changing this variable, you may run the updater utility, to download a new update manager. Once this update manager is installed, the online update to the beta will appear.
> Download
> ---------------------------------------------
> The DVD&  USB images are available via the PC-BSD mirrors. You may
> select the mirror and files from the URL below:
> http://www.pcbsd.org/getmirrors.php?url=9.1-BETA1  <http://www.pcbsd.org/getmirrors.php?url=9-STABLE-20120622>
> -- 
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
> iXsystems

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