FreeBSD 6.0-RC1 available

Scott Long scottl at
Tue Oct 11 07:36:57 PDT 2005


The release engineering team is proud to announce the availability of 
FreeBSD 6.0.

We encourage everyone to help with testing so any final bugs can be
identified and worked out.  Availability of ISO images is given below. 
If you have an older system you want to update using the normal 
CVS/cvsup source based upgrade the branch tag to use is RELENG_6_0 
Problem reports can be submitted using the send-pr(1) command.  This
will likely be the last release candidate before the final release
of FreeBSD 6.0.

Known Issues

The following issues are known and will be fixed before the release:

- A late change in the aac(4) driver may result in the driver failing
   on some Dell systems.
- Some systems with only USB keyboards might loose keyboard input.
- Some laptops with certain IDE controllers may crash on bootup.
- The QEMU and VMWare packages are known to expose problems in the
   IDE CDROM driver during OS install.
- System lock ups may occur under extreme filesystem activity or with
   active filesystem snapshots.


Install distribution sets and ISO images are available for from as well as most FreeBSD mirror sites.  A list
of the mirror sites is available here:

ISO images for sparc64 are not available yet but will be made available 
soon.  Also, the release engineering team will switch from using MD5
to SHA256 checksums in the future.  Until the switch is fully made, we
will be providing both types of checksums.

MD5 (6.0-RC1-alpha-bootonly.iso) = 362193d00cd931f6dc7ac68d0527089f 

MD5 (6.0-RC1-alpha-disc1.iso) = 7f9f9f4a6fe22515aadf4d718e04976c

MD5 (6.0-RC1-amd64-bootonly.iso) = ea1b6e768a366856c09d3b9d3af4041b
MD5 (6.0-RC1-amd64-disc1.iso) = c75501d2797c161b1888cb960deff269
MD5 (6.0-RC1-amd64-disc2.iso) = e21e3f9f6b1cf22786559169cbe1f5f7

MD5 (6.0-RC1-i386-bootonly.iso) = 1a26bc2f9f516cb309f1ff9a7480ff09
MD5 (6.0-RC1-i386-disc1.iso) = 2dd00155814fa3bbf4fa7d4ff26357ad
MD5 (6.0-RC1-i386-disc2.iso) = b0c1a42ba384f615d90f5c2efd76d114

MD5 (6.0-RC1-ia64-bootonly.iso) = 55ce77c6d43aa15328ca20e5d58d365b
MD5 (6.0-RC1-ia64-disc1.iso) = 2557c76f407eb8b9fcece243c1507bda
MD5 (6.0-RC1-ia64-disc2.iso) = c04084bf5d21e4c3aec003700385246f
MD5 (6.0-RC1-ia64-livefs.iso) = 5c5f298febc50226fba4bad3c049a917

MD5 (6.0-RC1-pc98-disc1.iso) = 0df5c0d86fc11c09c913e20e25a47c09

SHA256 (6.0-RC1-amd64-bootonly.iso) = 
SHA256 (6.0-RC1-amd64-disc1.iso) = 
SHA256 (6.0-RC1-amd64-disc2.iso) = 

SHA256 (6.0-RC1-i386-bootonly.iso) = 
SHA256 (6.0-RC1-i386-disc1.iso) = 
SHA256 (6.0-RC1-i386-disc2.iso) = 

SHA256 (6.0-RC1-ia64-bootonly.iso) = 
SHA256 (6.0-RC1-ia64-disc1.iso) = 
SHA256 (6.0-RC1-ia64-disc2.iso) = 
SHA256 (6.0-RC1-ia64-livefs.iso) = 

SHA256 (6.0-RC1-pc98-disc1.iso) = 

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