PC-BSD 9.2-RELEASE Now Available

The PC-BSD 9.2-RELEASE images images are now available for download. Users already running an earlier 9.2 image can now online update to the latest world / kernel / packages via the system updating mechanisms. Users running 9.1-RELEASE or earlier, please read the UPGRADING section below.

9.2-RELEASE Highlights

* Based on FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE.

* Bootable ZFS Boot Environments: using GRUB2, any new ZFS boot-environments created via the “beadm” command will be added to the boot-loader and available at boot-time.

* Re-written Life-Preserver utility: allows you to instantly create ZFS snapshots, restore files, and replicate data to a remote system or mirror to an additional local disk drive.

* Updated installer allows restoring the entire system from a replicated ZFS backup.

* New Boot Manager GUI: allows managing ZFS boot-environments and GRUB menus in a single location.

* PNGNG support: in addition to PBIs and the AppCafe, system admins and power users will now have access to a full PKGNG repository with frequent updates.

* Switched over to CDN for downloads: no more having to hunt for a closest mirror as downloads will automatically pull from our CDN service hosted by ScaleEngine.

* New version of AppCafe with new streamlining and PBI management functionality.

* GitHub migration: all PC-BSD / TrueOS sources are now available via GitHub (https://github.com/pcbsd and  https://github.com/trueos ).

* Warden updates:
– Support for setting various jail options via the GUI
– Option to create jail “templates” based upon different versions of FreeBSD
– Support for VIMAGE jails
– Jails without any IPV4 or IPV6 address assigned

* Graphical Package Manager: GUI supports basic or advanced mode, which allows full package management / upgrades.

* Home directory encryption: PEFS based encryption allows users to encrypt their home-directory contents with their login password, which is only unencrypted while logged in.

* Boot times improved substantially

* Binary “freebsd-update” server implemented allowing updates to different PC-BSD branches without re-compiling.


Users who are still running the original 9.1-RELEASE from January 2013, or any earlier version, will need to backup their user data and install 9.2-RELEASE fresh to take advantage of the new ZFS features  and Boot-Environment support for 9.2.

Users who are running a 9.1-Rolling-Release may online-update to 9.2 via the system update manager. If the update fails to install, please be sure that your system packages are up to date before trying again. (Control Panel -> Package Manager -> Updates).

!!! WARNING !!!
As with any major system upgrade, please be sure to backup critical data beforehand.

Get Involved

Want to help out the PC-BSD project? Discuss a feature or part of the system? You can do so by joining us on our Forums! PC-BSD welcomes new contributors, testers, or simply feedback on how a particular piece of hardware works with BSD.

Reporting Issues

Found a bug? Please report it, in as much detail as possible, to our Trac database.

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Comments (103)

  • Jonathan Noack
    October 7, 2013 at 9:41 am |

    I’m not seeing an option to update from 9.2-beta2 to the release. Is that because 9.2-beta2 was cut from 9-stable?

  • October 7, 2013 at 10:16 am |

    If “uname -r” shows 9.2-RELEASE, it should be upgradeable. Double-check that all packages are updated first as update manager should then show the updates.

    • Jonathan Noack
      October 7, 2013 at 12:49 pm |

      Well, “uname -r” on my 9.2-beta2 machine shows 9-STABLE-p5. Is there any supported upgrade path for me?

      • October 7, 2013 at 1:38 pm |

        OK, if uname is showing -STABLE, you can move to -RELEASE by typing:

        # pc-updatemanager chbranch 9.2-RELEASE

        Make sure all packages are updated first. The update should then show in Update Manager.

        • Jonathan Noack
          October 7, 2013 at 4:42 pm |

          Excellent! That worked like a charm… 🙂

          One final question:
          I see different kernels on the machines I’ve upgrade to 9.2-RELEASE.

          Machines upgraded from 9.1-RELEASE -> 9.1-RR -> 9.2-RELEASE:
          FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE #0 r255898: Thu Sep 26 22:50:31 UTC 2013 root@bake.isc.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC

          Machine I just upgraded from 9.2-BETA2 -> 9.2-RELEASE:
          FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE-p8 #0: Mon Sep 23 16:26:45 UTC 2013 root@amd64-builder.pcbsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC

          I think this may be due to differences in the /etc/freebsd-update.conf file. The machines with kernels build by freebsd.org have “ServerName update.FreeBSD.org” whereas the machine with the kernel build by pcbsd.org has “ServerName fbsd-update.pcbsd.org”.

          Should I manually fixup /etc/freebsd-update.conf and get everything in sync across my machines?

          • Jonathan Noack
            October 10, 2013 at 10:25 am |

            Actually, that only partially worked. I’ve got a 9.2 kernel with a 9.1 world. Running freebsd-update manually says everything is up-to-date. *sigh*

            I’ll pursue this in the forums. Thanks for your help dru!

            • October 10, 2013 at 11:35 am |

              That is very odd. Does uname -a show
              9.2-RELEASE? If you ran “freebsd-update fetch”, it should check the running version and ensure the world files are up to date.

              • Jonathan Noack
                October 14, 2013 at 8:10 am |

                $ uname -v
                FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE #0 r255898: Thu Sep 26 22:50:31 UTC 2013 root@bake.isc.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
                $ freebsd-update fetch
                Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors… 5 mirrors found.
                Fetching metadata signature for 9.2-RELEASE from update5.freebsd.org… done.
                Fetching metadata index… done.
                Inspecting system… done.
                Preparing to download files… done.

                No updates needed to update system to 9.2-RELEASE-p0.

                $ ls -l /usr/bin | head
                total 163594
                -r-xr-xr-x 3 root wheel 200400 Nov 26 2012 CC
                -r-xr-xr-x 3 root wheel 92784 Nov 26 2012 Mail
                -r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 28360 Nov 26 2012 addftinfo
                -r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 638504 Nov 26 2012 addr2line
                -r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 162314 Nov 26 2012 afmtodit
                -r-xr-xr-x 15 root wheel 161 Nov 26 2012 alias
                -r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 9600 Nov 26 2012 apply
                -r-xr-xr-x 4 root wheel 21013 Nov 26 2012 apropos
                -r-xr-xr-x 2 root wheel 864064 Nov 26 2012 ar

                $ file /usr/bin/addr2line
                /usr/bin/addr2line: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (FreeBSD), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for FreeBSD 9.1, stripped

  • October 7, 2013 at 10:56 am |

    It is a happy new but, why is so slowly the download???? Whith the RC/Beta was the same :-/

    Thank you to the PC-BSD team for your great job!!

    • October 8, 2013 at 3:49 pm |

      Which country are you in, so I can check with the CDN admin.

      • October 8, 2013 at 11:36 pm |

        Hi Dru. I’m from Spain. More concrete from Barcelona.
        Thank you!!!

        • October 9, 2013 at 8:03 am |

          Here’s the response from the CDN: There were some performance issues over the last few days caused by a few IPs trying to download 25 parts of the .isos concurrently. The issue should be resolved now. We are working on expanding the footprint of the PCBSD and FreeNAS stuff in Europe, we’ve had to add more storage.

          • November 16, 2013 at 12:14 pm |


            download to Malaysia is very slow … average around 27-28 KB/s. It was not like this the last time I tries (9.1 release in December last year). I would like to try on 9 stable.

            btw, great work all around. Thank you so much.

  • saveMe
    October 7, 2013 at 11:52 am |

    I like PCBSD but I will wait when AMD is supporter.

    • October 7, 2013 at 11:54 am |

      Which hardware are you referring to as being unsupported?

      • Brian
        October 7, 2013 at 2:26 pm |

        I would think it would be about video drivers being not well supported for AMD until FREEBSD10.

  • Israel
    October 7, 2013 at 12:11 pm |

    ralink rt3290 wifi chip support?

    • October 8, 2013 at 3:45 pm |

      Not that I can see from the hardware notes or a quick google search…

  • lee m
    October 7, 2013 at 12:13 pm |

    Howabout support for Cool touch touch screen monitors?

    • October 9, 2013 at 11:31 am |

      Not as far as I know. Do you know if there are any open source or X drivers available?

  • Israel
    October 7, 2013 at 12:18 pm |

    UEFI is supported?

  • sg1efc
    October 7, 2013 at 12:30 pm |

    Cool! Thank you. 🙂

  • October 7, 2013 at 12:40 pm |

    […] Leer Mas […]

  • October 7, 2013 at 1:31 pm |

    […] veritabanına rapor edilmesini rica etti. PC-BSD 9.2 hakkında ayrıntılı bilgi edinmek için sürüm duyurusunu […]

  • October 7, 2013 at 3:42 pm |

    […] the Release Announcement for more details and upgrade/installation […]

  • […] Увидел свет релиз десктоп-ориентированной операционной системы PC-BSD 9.2, основанной на кодовой базе FreeBSD 9.2. В качестве пользовательского окружения по умолчанию предлагается KDE 4.11. Для систем с ограниченными ресурсами предусмотрена возможность использования окружений GNOME2, LXDE и Xfce. Развитие PC-BSD курирует компания iXsystems, которая активно участвует в развитии FreeBSD, например, способствует улучшению поддержки ZFS и спонсирует многие инициативы FreeBSD Foundation. […]

  • R V C
    October 7, 2013 at 6:24 pm |

    upgrade seemed to go on smooth when it halted at this prompt…

    fetch: http://pkg.cdn.pcbsd.org/9.2-RELEASE/amd64/All/pcbsd-utils-qt4-1380708079.txz: Not Found

    fetch: http://pkg.cdn.pcbsd.org/9.2-RELEASE/amd64/All/pcbsd-utils-qt4-1380708079.txz: Not Found

    fetch: http://pkg.cdn.pcbsd.org/9.2-RELEASE/amd64/All/pcbsd-utils-qt4-1380708079.txz: Not Found

    fetch: http://pkg.cdn.pcbsd.org/9.2-RELEASE/amd64/All/pcbsd-utils-qt4-1380708079.txz: Not Found

    Failed downloading: http://pkg.cdn.pcbsd.org/9.2-RELEASE/amd64/All/pcbsd-utils-qt4-1380708079.txz
    ERROR: Failed downloading packages for update…
    [rvc@infusion] /usr/home/rvc#

    i used the CLI mode after i got the message from sys update GUI …

    • October 7, 2013 at 10:27 pm |

      after a reboot, pupdate manager showed up again and download is in progress 🙂
      hopefully i should be able to post a success once 9.2 shows up on my desk !

    • October 8, 2013 at 9:52 am |

      UPDATE 2:
      there seems to be version clash with pcbsd-utils-t4. my updater looks for 1380708079 where as this version is replaced with 1380810986….
      any clue how to resolve this ?

      • October 8, 2013 at 12:41 pm |

        Kris is working on the fix and will upload a new set of packages shortly. Give it a day or so for the packages on the CDN to settle.

        • October 8, 2013 at 7:21 pm |

          thank you dru…
          will wait for this update..

  • […] Увидел свет релиз десктоп-ориентированной операционной системы PC-BSD 9.2, основанной на кодовой базе FreeBSD 9.2. В качестве пользовательского окружения по умолчанию предлагается KDE 4.11. Для систем с ограниченными ресурсами предусмотрена возможность использования окружений GNOME2, LXDE и Xfce. Развитие PC-BSD курирует компания iXsystems, которая активно участвует в развитии FreeBSD, например, способствует улучшению поддержки ZFS и спонсирует многие инициативы FreeBSD Foundation. […]

  • Lucifer
    October 7, 2013 at 8:15 pm |


  • […] dostępność PC-BSD 9.2, systemu BSD opartego na wydanym niedawno FreeBSD 9.2. Nowa wersja oferuje środowiska graficzne […]

  • Gatekeeper
    October 8, 2013 at 2:34 am |

    Excellent work with the 9.2 Release. I’m pleased to see that USB device detection has been improved substantially. ZFS performance is also impressive on higher end hardware and seems to scale really well.

  • October 8, 2013 at 3:41 am |

    […] Entre otras mejoras, nos encontramos con la actualización de sus paquetes, un mejor soporte para el sistema de archivos ZFS, la inclusión de GRUB2, KDE 4.11 o una versión mejorada de AppCafe, todo ello contando con FreeBSD 9.2 Release como base del sistema. Para ver la lista completa de cambios puedes echarle un vistazo a su anuncio oficial. […]

  • October 8, 2013 at 4:41 am |

    […] se encuentra KDE 4.11, ready to rock. Todos los detalles de este lanzamiento los tenéis en el anuncio oficial, y las descargas en este enlace, con imágenes para DVD y […]

  • […] ease of use? PC-BSD is a user-friendly version of FreeBSD built for the desktop, but, as the newly released PC-BSD 9.2 shows, that doesn’t mean you get to miss out on features. For example, the FreeBSD 9.2 based […]

  • October 8, 2013 at 11:20 am |

    pcbsd.org9.2 release not have http://www.pcbsd.org/en/release-notes.html ?
    If only amd64 version need correct cpu type for minimal conf.

    • October 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm |

      Thanks for the heads up. They have now been added to that page.

  • Futuba
    October 8, 2013 at 1:02 pm |

    * Boot times improved substantially

    How could this achieved? Interested in details.

    • October 8, 2013 at 2:43 pm |

      The fastboot scripts are helping, but it is mainly due to GRUB. It was able to knock off 10+ seconds in most cases, due to the immediate boot and load of kernel + modules.

  • zmiras
    October 8, 2013 at 11:23 pm |

    What about UEFI computers? Are there supported?

    • October 9, 2013 at 6:51 am |

      IIRC, full support is coming in 10. For now, it only works if the BIOS lets you disable UEFI.

  • October 9, 2013 at 12:51 am |

    […] obtener más información en http://blog.pcbsd.org/2013/10/pc-bsd-9-2-release-now-available/ y acceder a la descarga desde […]

  • Israel
    October 9, 2013 at 8:07 am |

    Hi Dru!
    Excuse my English, not my native language.
    In linux I use the RT2800 and I know that freebsd supports “import” this module.
    But if linux load it poorly, what chance is there that works fairly in pc-bsd?
    And in the case of the UEFI, my question is because I read that pc-bsd create MBR layer that covered the entire hard drive when install pc-bsd in uefi-gpt.

    • December 14, 2013 at 2:59 pm |

      The installer has been changed in 10 to allow either grub (installs into mbr) or grub-slice (installs into partition, not mbr).

      Regarding RT2800, it is covered by the FreeBSD ral driver, which was originally written for OpenBSD. I don’t have this device so can’t speak to how well it works. Realtek does not have a good reputation compared to other NIC vendors such as Intel.

  • Alie Tan
    October 9, 2013 at 8:23 am |

    My screen blank while booting. Laptop HP 2560p

    • October 10, 2013 at 10:45 am |

      What is the model of video card? Is this an optimus system or does it just have one video input?

  • October 10, 2013 at 1:00 am |

    […] Si queréis más información sobre la nueva versión podéis hacerlo en la página oficial. […]

  • October 10, 2013 at 9:25 am |

    can you provide official torrents of pcbsd?
    for me it is quicker via torrent
    and for you – cheaper

    (as ubuntu for example – torrent.ubuntu.com:6969)

    • October 10, 2013 at 9:44 am |

      Officially, we provide a CDN that automatically uses the fastest geographic mirror and recommend that users use a parallized download program that supports refetch such as aria2. However, any user is free to seed a torrent and announce its availability on the forums 🙂

  • mato
    October 11, 2013 at 9:03 am |

    Huge disappointment here. 🙁
    Not only have PC-BSD cut off all users that cannot run 64b systems or those who have not big enough RAM. Now I tried it on decently sized system and it failed. If there was UFS2+SU+J support, it might work for more users. Not everyone needs features coming with ZFS (not even boot envs).

    Here are (shorten) last two messages:
    /usr/local/sbin/grub-bios-setup: warning: your core.img is unusually large.
    /usr/local/sbin/grub-bios-setup: error: filesystem ‘zfs’ doesn’t support blocklists.

    Btw the window displaying above log should be resizable.

    And BIG WARNING: Installer is very dangerous! It happily suggests to wipe out whole disk, without warning unsuspecting user there are existing partitions. And this is default behaviour. Way to go to make users hate you if they accidentally wipe out their data.

    • October 12, 2013 at 5:41 am |

      Just to confirm, those errors were from the RELEASE image? Did you change any of the default settings during the install?

      • mato
        October 12, 2013 at 7:12 am |

        My reply is in the post below.

    • Agent24
      November 1, 2013 at 10:58 pm |

      I have this problem also, Using 9.2-RELEASE-p9:

      /usr/local/sbin/grub-bios-setup: warning: your core.img is unusually large.
      /usr/local/sbin/grub-bios-setup: error: filesystem ‘zfs’ doesn’t support blocklists.

      Even with default settings, same problem.
      I am trying to install to a 160GB drive running on an Adaptec 2610SA controller which I partitioned in half.

      On the first partition I have Server 2003 already installed.

      I am trying to install PC-BSD to the 2nd partition.

      • November 3, 2013 at 10:55 am |

        Can you create a bug report at trac.pcbsd.org so that we can look into this issue? If possible, include the install config (if it was saved) or a description of how the disk was laid out and if you changed any of the default settings during installation.

    • November 8, 2013 at 6:39 am |

      I had the same issue and moved the 1st partition to have free space in front of it using gparted and that fixed it. The article I found suggested 4096 bytes and I mistakenly typed in 2048, but since the default size was Megabytes instead of Bytes I got 2 Gig of space. I’m fighting the urge to fix something that isn’t broken.

  • mato
    October 12, 2013 at 7:11 am |

    Yes, I downloaded the release USB image.
    The only change I did was to decrease swap to zero (even though it actually created a small sized swap (why?)).
    Anyway, it’s just a minor version change from 9.1 to 9.2 but the changes are huge and PC-BSD is suddenly no option for many scenarios. Hmm.. :-/

  • mato
    October 12, 2013 at 7:48 am |

    New report and bad luck again:
    Yesterday we tried PC-BSD 9.2-RELEASE on HP EliteBook 8460p. The installer booted and ran all fine, no changes from default options done. However, after first reboot the system froze shortly after the kernel started initialising devices or so. We tried rebooting with ACPI off. The system did not boot again, only this time it switched to debugger (first time it simply went blank). I’ve got picture of the latter and even a video of the former, if a kernel hacker would find them useful.

    • October 14, 2013 at 7:10 am |

      What’s the video chipset on this system? Is it Optimus or single video? Is it a UEFI BIOS?

      • mato
        October 14, 2013 at 7:28 am |

        this is from debian:

        00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 161c
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 56
        Memory at d4000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
        Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
        I/O ports at 4000 [size=64]
        Expansion ROM at [disabled]
        Kernel driver in use: i915

        • mato
          October 14, 2013 at 7:32 am |
        • Alan
          October 22, 2013 at 1:56 am |

          I had the same problem with my Dell Latitude E6510 with integrated Intel graphics controller (output from lspci -v):

          00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
          Subsystem: Dell Device 040b
          Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
          Memory at f0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable)
          Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable)
          I/O ports at 60b0
          Capabilities: [90] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
          Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
          Capabilities: [a4] PCI Advanced Features

          PC-BSD 9.2 installs but hangs upon subsequent boot (not even responding to pressing Caps Lock).

          I tracked the problem to the i915 driver being loaded too soon, so I did the following to work around this issue.

          1. During boot, interrupt GRUB by pressing the ESC key.

          2. Select the (single) boot environment named “PC-BSD Default”, press Enter and use the cursor keys to choose the Single User Mode boot entry. Press the “e” key to modify the Single User Mode boot configuration. Locate and delete the line that loads the i915kms.ko module (“kfreebsd_module_elf /ROOT/default/@/boot/kernel/i915kms.ko”). Press F10 to boot.

          3. Remount / (root) with rw enabled.

          mount -u -o rw /

          4. Edit /boot/loader.conf. Delete or comment out (with ‘#’) the following lines:


          5. Run grub-mkconfig

          /usr/local/sbin/grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

          6. Reboot

          /sbin/shutdown -r now

          This procedure works for the Dell Latitude E6510, hope it works for other computers too.

          • Louis de Médicis
            October 23, 2013 at 2:07 am |

            Hello, I did almost the same procedure yesterday, and finally was able to boot, but only in VESA 1024×768 mode.
            Turning the ACPI off reproduced the issue @mato had.

            • October 24, 2013 at 8:36 am |

              We’re doing the final testing on an ISO which fixes the Intel video issue. Hopefully it will be announced in the next day or so.

    • Louis de Médicis
      October 22, 2013 at 1:50 am |

      I have a similar problem, with a Compaq Laptop with an integrated Intel graphics card.
      I haven’t tested turning the ACPI off yet. But, as soon as get to that, I’ll let you know if the problem still remains.
      On a side note, I couldn’t get grub installed on a partition, only on the MBR. If I uncheck the box (Stamp GRUB on MBR), it will proceed with the install, only to fail later when trying to install grub.

  • […] PC-BSD 9.2-RELEASE. Το έχετε ήδη εγκαταστήσει, έτσι δεν […]

  • Samir
    October 13, 2013 at 6:13 am |

    Your wiki page needs to be updated. 🙂

    BTW is there any page where I can see the changes since the previous version?? That is, changes since 9.2RC4, or since 9.1??

    The changelog page on the mainsite seems to be outdated.

    Thanks a lot for the great operating system.!!!

  • Samir
    October 14, 2013 at 7:23 am |

    pcbsd.orgHi again,
    Here is the outdated changelog:

    The PCBSD Wikipedia page needs updating.

    Warm regards.

    • October 14, 2013 at 7:32 am |

      Thanks for the heads up on the changelog, we’ll get that sorted. The Release Notes, however, is up to date.

      Regarding wikipedia, it is up to the community to keep that page up to date as anyone involved in PC-BSD cannot make edits due to Wikipedia’s editing policy.

  • Zsolt Kúti
    October 14, 2013 at 10:51 am |

    I have problem in installing 9.2. Searched the web to no avail. I want to report and discuss it on the forum, but despite my long running membership I am apparently not allowed to post. I wrote to administrators a day ago with no answer since then.
    I am sorry to write all these here, but do not know what to do.

    • October 14, 2013 at 11:21 am |

      What is your forum username? I don’t see any posts being held for moderation.

      • Zsolt Kúti
        October 14, 2013 at 12:06 pm |

        My username is tinca

        The Posting rules claims:
        You may not post new threads
        You may not post replies
        You may not post attachments
        You may edit your posts

  • pieromath
    October 16, 2013 at 9:35 am |

    Hi dru.

    Any news about Optimous support?

  • Geoff
    October 17, 2013 at 12:55 am |

    Well done guys! Many thanks and congratulations. I’m looking forward to giving it a try, but I’m looking forward to version 10 even more 🙂

  • October 19, 2013 at 4:35 am |

    I am not able to run PCBSD on virtualbox 4.3.
    PCBSD will only run on virtualbox 4.2.

    Whats more package manager crashes when PAE is enabled in virtualbox configuration.
    It just closes and disappears.

    Can have a look at the virtualbox logs if needed.

    • October 24, 2013 at 9:44 am |

      It looks like there is currently an issue with vbox on STABLE which is not present in 9.2-RELEASE.

  • […] PC-BSD 9.2 […]

  • mohmad
    October 21, 2013 at 5:39 pm |

    Please I want to get the latest 32-bit version
    My Computer somewhat old and does not contain Graphics Accelerator,,

    You are trying to install version 9.2 available but it is very, very slow, and you need an advanced computer and has a great potential and this is not available I currently have,

    What do I do,

    Thank you

    • October 24, 2013 at 8:39 am |

      I’m sorry, but there is no 32-bit version for 9.2.

      • Praveen
        October 28, 2013 at 11:32 pm |

        Are there any plans to release a 32-bit variant for future versions viz. 10? I understand that 32-bit x86 hardware is on the decline and please do let us know if PCBSD is dropping support.

        Is there a procedure to generate a USB-live image ourselves? For eg. is it possible to get some information on how the PCBSD team generates these images, so that we can try and follow the instructions?

        PS: I have been following PCBSD since 2013 and I am very impressed by the growth. Great effort!

  • […] informações de PC-BSD e […]

  • Olufisayo
    November 1, 2013 at 4:27 am |

    Hi Dru. I downloaded the usblive 9.2 release. It boots but the screen goes blank when it gets to loading the live environment. Tried diffrent combinations of the boot options but none worked. It seems the problem with the intel video graphics card persists. I use a HP 2540p elitebook. I see from the various comments that booting in elitebooks is problematic. Any step to take recommended would be appreciated. Thanks

  • November 12, 2013 at 6:47 am |

    This should be fixed in the Nov. 3 images at http://iso.cdn.pcbsd.org/9.2-RELEASE/amd64/. If you try it out, let us know if it is fixed for you.

    • jak karg
      December 12, 2013 at 7:09 pm |

      is there a link for 9.2 USBlive? if so, i would greatly appreciate it.

      • December 13, 2013 at 6:18 am |

        I don’t think there was one for 9.2-RELEASE, however, there is one for STABLE at ftp://mirrors.isc.org/pub/pcbsd/iso/9-STABLE/amd64/.

        • jak karg
          December 13, 2013 at 7:27 am |

          i guess i have to wait then, i’ve tried 9 stable and 9.1 release and i get the blank screen. (intel hd 4000)

          • December 14, 2013 at 12:59 pm |

            If you are testing, let us know if the latest 10 snapshot fixes it.

  • Brian
    December 10, 2013 at 10:38 am |

    Firstly, thanks for supporting a great desktop FreeBSD! I’m using this both at home, as well as my workstation and software development environment at work. The above “UPGRADING” section (nor WIKI, forum, etc., etc.) doesn’t seem completely clear as to my case. I have:
    $ uname -a
    FreeBSD b-optiplex-9010 9.1-RELEASE-p3 FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE-p3 #0: Mon Apr 29 18:27:25 UTC 2013 root@amd64-builder.daemonology.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64

    This doesn’t seem like “original 9.1-RELEASE from January 2013”, nor “9.1-Rolling-Release”

    On one hand, I’ve been regularly using the beadm utility. On the other hand, I see no artifacts/indicators of “Rolling-Release” in my GUI update tools. My system is based on a mirrored zpool (2 x 1TB drives), set up via the PC-BSD installer. I have nothing named “Package Manager” in my “PC-BSD Control Panel”
    What is my best upgrade path? If a Rolling Release setup allows me to stay at the FreeBSD RELEASE branch (or optionally rolling up to STABLE), that’d be great. But, I’m hoping an upgrade to the very next minor version does require a full system wipe.
    P.S. Did you know there are two version of “Notify me of follow-up comments by email”, at the bottom of this page?

    • Brian
      December 10, 2013 at 1:30 pm |

      OK. A section in documentation for the OS version I don’t have (9.2), seems to indicate I cannot do a reasonable OS upgrade from 9.1.
      By using ZFS and beadm, I was hoping I’d be insulated from breakages of backwards compatibility, like this.

  • Dru
    December 10, 2013 at 5:23 pm |

    You can, but Boot Manager and the new Life Preserver won’t work as they depend upon the integration of GRUB and the ZFS dataset changes made in July–this is why we recommend that users before that date reinstall instead. Having said that, an update should work, especially since you are comfortable manually creating BEs (and I assume you already have a backup of stuff that is important to you).

    Regarding the notify me, it definitely is annoying but appears to be a “feature” of that particular wordpress plugin which I have yet to find a way to configure around.

  • Brian
    December 10, 2013 at 7:13 pm |

    I thought that might be the case. Oh well. It was just that I had my system(s) set up with a periodic, rolling snapshot scheme, that I liked. But I didn’t completely like that default zfs layout, anyway. -and it would/will be nice to have Boot Manager and Life Preserver integrated with the zfs. I think I would’ve also been inclined to drop the UFS (FFS) option, as you all did, and build exclusively around ZFS. I probably will wait ’till holiday off-time, do a “zfs send -R . . .” backup of my system and userspace snapshots (besides just regular file backup), etc. to my external mirrored drives (just for safety), then do that clean install. I’ve done it many times. There’s something comforting about a fresh install, anyway.

    BTW, I’m a fan of your past work. It’s nice to have you with PC-BSD.

    Thanks Dru

    • December 11, 2013 at 5:31 am |

      Thanks, Brian 🙂

  • AndrewMad
    January 6, 2014 at 11:37 am |

    Hello folks,

    Having trouble upgrading, getting an error: Failed to install:System Update to 9.2-RELEASE ERROR: Failed downloading pkgng update…

    [Andrew@pcbsd-5576] ~% uname -a
    FreeBSD pcbsd-5576 9.1-RELEASE-p20 FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE-p20 #0: Tue Sep 10 17:07:53 UTC 2013 root@amd64-builder.pcbsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64

    I verified that packages are up to date as well “No available updates”

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance

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