FreeBSD 7.2 RC1 amd64 Installation
Mehmet Erol Sanliturk
m.e.sanliturk at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 23:04:29 UTC 2009
Dear All ,
I have installed FreeBSD 7.2 amd64 RC1 from DVD .iso to test its
installation issues .
It detected hardware correctly and installed without any problems , but
during installation of the packages the following errors
Add of package ...name of package... aborted , error code 1 :
Number of failed packages is significantly less than failed packages of
Release 7.1 amd64 installation .
Due to failed package installation , at the end Gnome in 7.1 Release and
Stable was unusable , at least because
terminal was not available in Gnome menus with nearly empty menus .
Other points may be the following :
(1) During user definition password confirmation is not asked but in root
password definition it is asked .
For the user , the same password entry box may be re-used for
password confirmation without changing
screen design because entered password is not plainly visible and
during password confirmation it is not necessary
to keep it there , and it does not require much work to include it .
( During installation of 7.1 , I carefully first recorded password on
paper , entered it , later it did not worked . )
(2) CD/DVD drive is NOT released when the message ... ( be sure to remove
any floppies/CDs/DVDs from the drives ) .
(3) When shutdown is selected from Gnome menu either by the first user or
the root , within displayed dialog box
there is no a Shutdown item .
It is necessary for the root open a terminal console , and enter
shutdown -p now command .
PC definition : Intel DG965WH main board with 2 GB memory , PS/2 mouse and
Installation Options : Starting FreeBSD menu : Default
Fresh install ( SATA II Disk cleared
before start of installation and all of the disk allocated )
Disk layout : Default
All distributions selected
All of the ports categories
containing all of the packages selected with the following categories
: accessibility ( entries selected on dependency )
chinese , ipv6 , japanese ,
korean , palm .
IPv6 : No
DHCP : Yes , Ethernet to ADSL router :
Yes , worked .
Gateway : No
iNetd and Network services : No
SSH login : No
FTP : No
NFS Server : No
NFS Client : No
Console Settings : No
Time zone setting : Yes
Mouse : Tested , Worked
Packages : Selected , Installed
User : Defined
Thank you very much
Mehmet Erol Sanliturk
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