[PC-BSD Testing] Issues after installing latest iso

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Tue Nov 19 10:36:34 PST 2013


On 11/09/2013 17:55, Priyadarshan wrote:
> On 08/11/2013 17:52, Priyadarshan wrote:
>> On 08/11/2013 16:39, Priyadarshan wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I am meeting three issue after having installed (three times now) the
>>> latest ISO:
>>>
>>> http://iso.cdn.pcbsd.org/9.2-RELEASE/amd64/PCBSD9.2-RELEASE-p9-11-03-2013-x64-DVD-USB.iso
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 1. Setting ZFS set name at install time
>>>
>>> Note: I have two disks which I set up as as a mirror a while back,
>>> with:
>>> zpool create -o ashift=12 tank mirror ada0 ada1
>>>
>>> The option to give a name different from the default "tank" seem not
>>> work. If I check the button and input some name, the "next" button does
>>> not highlight.
>>>
>>> If I leave the button unchecked, the set name given at install time is
>>> "tank1", not "tank", which seem logical, since I already have a "tank"
>>> setup.
>>>
>>>
>>> 2. At install time I selected the nvidia driver, since I have an NVIDIA
>>> NVS 310 card.
>>>
>>> At setup time, I can see the initial card choice is displayed correctly
>>> ("nv"), although the resolution is wrong (1024x768, I believe).
>>>
>>> When I try to adjust the resolution (1920x1200), X does not
>>> recognise my
>>> card. It almost seems that the driver is not there? I tried many
>>> different choices, with no success.
>>>
>>> In my previous install (FreeBSD 9-STABLE-p9 #0: Sat Sep 14 01:02:17 UTC
>>> 2013) the card and resolution were properly selected, automatically.
>>> Right now I am stuck with the generic driver, at 1024x728.
>>>
>>>
>>> 3. It seems that I can't see my old mirror ZFS set anymore. It does not
>>> shows up in zfs list, nor zpool status. Only the freshly install set
>>> shows up.
>>>
>>> Could it be that FreeBSD-RELEASE-p9's ZFS version is lower than FreeBSD
>>> 9-STABLE-p9?
>>>
>>> How do I go about getting that set back?
>>>
>>> At this point, unfortunately, I am unable to use my system.
>>>
>>>
>>> Priyadarshan
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>>
>>
>> For issue #2 (not picking up the nvidia card), I opened the terminal,
>> and from root I ran:
>> ~# nvidia-config
>>
>> Then logged out, logged back in and the proper resolution was finally
>> automatically selected.
>>
>> I guess the current installer has lost some bits along the way, since I
>> did not have to do that with FreeBSD 9-STABLE-p9.
>>
>>
>> My main concern now is that I cannot figure it out how to mount my old
>> mirrored ZFS set (tank). I verified that both ZFS (the boot volume and
>> the two mirrored volumes) are using ZFS 5000, so it is not a version
>> mismatch.
>>
>> I would be very grateful on some pointers or links.
>>
>>
>> Thank you!
>>
>>
>> Priyadarshan
>
>
>
> I resolved issue #3 (missing ZFS dataset "tank") by doing, as root:
> [root at akasha] ~# zpool import -f tank
>
> That leaves only the first issue (see above: abnormal button
> behaviour), and the fact that on some systems one needs to run
> nvidia-config to activate proper resolution. That was not necessary on
> 9.2-STABLE.
>
> Thank you
>
> Priyadarshan
>
>
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I've fixed the nvidia issues in the next 10/9.2 ISOs. I'll take a look
at the button issue next :)


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Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
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