[PC-BSD Testing] Issues after installing latest iso

Priyadarshan testing-pcbsd at bontempi.net
Tue Nov 19 11:10:14 PST 2013


On 19/11/2013 13:36, Kris Moore wrote:
> 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 :)
>


I already tried PC-BSD 10-STABLE (I know, I am a greedy fellow).

Wonderful, wonderful work! It is just amazing. To me, PC-BSD is now the 
best platform out there.

Thank you for all of this.

Priyadarshan






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