PC-BSD 9.2-RELEASE Images Available

Kris has announced the availability of the next set of images:

The latest PC-BSD 9.2-RELEASE images (based upon FreeBSD 9.2-RC3) images are now online! Users who install this image will then be able to online update to a FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE kernel / world when it is announced. Users already running an earlier 9.2 image can now online update to the latest world / kernel / packages via the system updating mechanisms.

Changes since the last ISO:

  • Updated to FreeBSD 9.2-RC3 world/kernel
  • Added ability for installer to restore from a replicated “Life Preserver” ZFS backup. This allows you to do a bare-metal restore of a crashed system, or replicate a box to a new disk layout
  • Added network manager to installer, which will allow graphical NIC configuration before doing a restore
  • Fixed issues with xdg-open not working within KDE4
  • Many new enhancements / fixes to the graphical Life-Preserver utility
  • Enabled VDE for VirtualBox
  • Fixed a number of issues creating user / passwords via the graphical utilities
  • Added better VirtualBox detection for mouse-integration
  • Corrected a number of issues in preparation for online updates from 9.1 -> 9.2
  • When installing to a MBR slice (such as ada0s2) and not replacing MBR loader, GRUB will be stamped on the slice itself for chain-loading.
  • Added better Chinese fonts (wqy) to the desktop base system
  • Fixed an issue with system-updates via the GUI still showing updates to /boot/defaults/loader.conf
  • Improved device detection for the Mount Tray utility
  • Added automated kernel panic / crash dump reporting

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Comments (17)

  • September 7, 2013 at 11:02 am |

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  • yan
    September 7, 2013 at 7:07 pm |

    thanks ,best team.

  • September 8, 2013 at 10:03 am |

    The CDN sometimes shows outdated ISOs.

    Happened to me multiple times.

    Maybe a synchronization issue?

    • September 9, 2013 at 5:26 am |

      Possibly. Or cached content in the browser.

  • Alex
    September 9, 2013 at 6:13 pm |

    Hi to all! Thanks for constantly improving this great project. Is there any chance to download it via torrent (sometimes connection gets lost and I must restart it all), or also as a *.vid (VirtualBox) image?
    Best wishes

    • September 11, 2013 at 5:50 am |

      We recommend using a download client that supports multiple connections and resume. PC-BSD has aria2 built it and it is available for other operating systems at

  • Gavin
    September 9, 2013 at 11:40 pm |

    Hi, tried the live usb image twice without success.
    Hung at start-up 🙁
    Unzipped and;
    dd bs=4M if=PCBSD9.2-RELEASE-x64-USB-live-latest.img of=/dev/sdc1 && sync

    What am I doing wrong?

    • SomeDude
      September 10, 2013 at 1:28 pm |

      Try writing the image to the USB drive instead of its first partition:

      dd bs=4M if=PCBSD9.2-RELEASE-x64-USB-live-latest.img of=/dev/sdc && sync

      • Gavin
        September 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm |

        Thanks for the suggestion.
        It got about 2 seconds in, better than the first time, but then rebooted 🙁
        I’ll try playing with some bios settings.

  • September 12, 2013 at 3:19 am |

    Does 9.2 overcome the black screen issue with Optimus laptops as I have never been able to find a discrete setting for my graphics in the bios 🙁

    • Richard
      September 12, 2013 at 4:41 am |

      I figured that since I now have an “unlimited” internet connection that I would give it a workout and grab the iso and see what happened.

      I am pleased to report that it defaults to the Intel graphics.

      /\ Excellent /\

      • September 12, 2013 at 4:57 am |


  • Huy 'huey' Phung
    October 1, 2013 at 8:11 pm |

    Does it work well with Intel HD graphics?
    I have a laptop with Intel Core 1st generation integrated graphics (mhd5700). I tried installing PCBSD 9.1. The installation completed successfully. However, after booting, it stuck at starting X and kept showing a black screen, with a curser did not respond.
    anyway, I’m downloading and will try again soon.

    • October 2, 2013 at 12:54 pm |

      Best way to determine this is to use the Hardware Compatibility icon in the installer, before starting an installation. The new Intel driver fixed graphics for a lot of cards, but we are still getting reports that some are still not working. Let us know either way if you try an install.

  • Zsolt Kúti
    October 6, 2013 at 4:21 am |

    What is the way to update 9.1 to 9.2?

  • Zsolt Kúti
    October 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm |

    Thank you for the information, I will do accordingly.

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