FreeBSD/ppc 6.0-BETA1 isos

Peter Grehan grehan at
Sat Jul 16 00:50:05 GMT 2005

Hi all,

  Not sure if y'all saw the announcement on the freebsd-hackers list:

  Unfortunately, there are a couple of regressions in the BETA1 install 
iso from the last iso I put up, so I'd recommend giving this one a miss 
and waiting for the next beta build, unless you want to upgrade and are 
prepared for some of the annoyances. They are:

  - Filesystem info isn't written out correctly to /etc/fstab. The 
kernel will drop into the mountroot> prompt since the loader can't find 
the root filesystem.

    workaround: manually specify the root filesystem at the mountroot> 
prompt, and then edit /etc/fstab once the system has booted.

  - The ttys file should have the ttya/ttyb entries removed. There will 
be console message printed complaining that they can't be opened.

    workaround: manually edit /etc/ttys to remove said lines.

  - The OpenFirmware syscons code spits out some kernel printfs when 
going to multi-user

     "ofwfb_ioctl: uimplemented"

    workaround: none, these can be ignored.

  - sysinstall prints the GEM ethernet as <unknown interface type>

    workaround: none, can be ignored.

  These will be fixed in the next beta release.



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