[PC-BSD Testing] new rolling release on staging no vesa mode option

Ira & Kathy Taylor i.taylor1 at verizon.net
Thu Jun 27 13:43:58 PDT 2013

I have an intel hd4000, so I need to be able to choose the vesa mode when it 
first boots, this option is no longer available on the grub menu.  So I 
can't get booted up the first time after the install, so I am in catch22 
before I would choose vesa mode finish the install then replace the 
xorg.conf and reboot but I am SOL at the moment.

So having the vesa mode in the boot up is critical.

Ira Taylor

-----Original Message----- 
From: Kris Moore
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2013 12:39 PM
To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org
Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] [PC-BSD Dev] PC-BSD Status Update

On 06/20/2013 11:50, nemysis wrote:
>> For those helping us test the rolling-release now, I hope to have a new
>> ISO + package set available in the next week or so, which includes the
>> new GRUB boot-loader for Boot-Environments. I will post back details on
>> how to manually setup / test this feature in the near future. Once these
>> new features have stabilized a bit further, we will begin to issue
>> general updates for users of the old 9.1-RELEASE from January to upgrade
>> to 9.1 Rolling Release.
> Hi Kris,
> Thanks for the update and awesome PC-BSD.
> I have moved to FreeBSD/PC-BSD/TrueOS and no more use GRUB, I prefer 
> FreeBSD boot loader (boot0cfg).
> I am not using ZFS but use UFS+SUJ.
> Could you have a option to have in install Menu both FreeBSD boot loader 
> (boot0cfg) and GRUB?
> Regards,
> nemysis
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Its not planned going forward, since we are standardizing on ZFS.
However if you *really* want to use UFS / boot0, then you can install
regular FreeBSD, then just grab our packages from the repo, and end up
with a hybrid. Be warned though, more and more of our utils are going to
be using ZFS features as time goes on.

Kris Moore
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