[PC-BSD Testing] Some borkage in x86 snapshot? : Re: 9-STABLE-20120505 snapshot available!

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Fri May 11 12:32:34 PDT 2012


Kris,

I burned the x86 snapshot ISO at 4x and just tried to install it but got 
the following panic (see attached) just as I hit 1. on the "Welcome to 
PC-BSD" screen. Locks up solid. Dell Optiplex 960, 4GB RAM.

Arthur


> The next snapshot in the PC-BSD 9-STABLE branch has just been released
> for i386 and amd64 architectures.
>
> This snapshot 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-STABLE from 05-01-2012
> * Xorg 7.5.2 / Xorg-server 1.10.6
> * Includes the GEM kernel support patches
> * Added fail2ban for SSH brute force blocking
> * Added ossec to base system
> * Added support for all i18n languages currently in Pootle
> * Fixed sorting of installed Applications in AppCafe
> * Fixed some bugs in server install causing CLI apps to fail
> * Fixed stamping boot on BootCamp partitions.
> * Enable starting Warden jails at system bootup
> * Enable booting installer on systems with<  512MB of RAM
> * Enabled splash screen support
> * Multiple bugfixes to included utilities / apps
>
> Highlights for the upcoming 9.1
> -----------------------------------------
>
> * 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.
> * 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
> * And much more!
>
> Errata
> ---------------------------------------------
>
> * Due to some port changes the updated Xorg Intel driver did not get
> automatically included. You add it post-install by adding the line
> "WITH_NEW_XORG=yes" to /etc/make.conf and then building the
> /usr/ports/x11-drivers/xf86-video-intel port. This will be corrected in
> the next snapshot.
>
>
> * It is possible to update from the previous snapshot to the current
> version, however you will manually need to update the
> /usr/local/bin/pc-updatemanager command first.
>
> (As root)
> # fetch
> http://trac.pcbsd.org/export/16662/pcbsd/current/src-sh/pc-updatemanager/pc-updatemanager
> -o /usr/local/bin/pc-updatemanager
> # chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/pc-updatemanager
>
> You may now update via the system updater GUI.
>
> Download
> ---------------------------------------------
> The DVD 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-STABLE-20120505
>
>
>    


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