6.1-BETA 4 stable for normal use?
rakhesh_sasi at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 23 02:51:40 UTC 2006
Thank you all, for the responses. :)
I tried to do an Internet install of FreeBSD 6.1-BETA4 yesterday. As in, downloaded and burnt the bootonly ISO, then chose FTP install, and then told it to get the stuff from one of the FTP sites. But it fails for some reason! Keeps giving me the error that the ftp site cannot be resolved. :(
I know the sites are fine coz if I reboot the laptop and go into Windows for instance, I can access those sites. And I've managed to successfully Internet install some Linux distros too. My laptop gets a DHCP address from my server, and it also has the correct nameserver etc details; yet it fails to connect to the FreeBSD ftp sites.
I tried workarounds like giving a static IP to the laptop; or giving the IP address of the FTP site instead of the name -- but nopes, they all fail.
Has anybody else faced similar problems?
I even downloaded the 6.0 bootonly ISO and tried, but nopes, no use.
Pete Slagle <freebsd-questions at voidcaptain.com> wrote: > On Tue, Mar 21, 2006 at 09:04:32PM -0800, Rakhesh Sasidharan wrote:
>> I'd like to try out FreeBSD and was wondering whether
>> I should start with 6.1-BETA4 or 6.0? Its just for
>> home use anyways, more as a way to fool around with
>> FreeBSD a bit, so was wondering if 6.1-BETA4 would
>> suffice for the purpose ... is it stable enough or
>> would it give me issues?
> Yes, it's quite stable and has many fewer bugs than 6.0.
Not only has 6.1-BETA4 been rock solid, it also (subjectively, I admit)
feels significantly snappier than 6.0 on a frequently used but aging
desktop box* when heavily multitasking.
* single 550 MHz CPU, two SCSI-3 drives, 512 MB RAM
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