Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Aug 2010 20:06 UTC, submitted by Oliver
FreeBSD While I was away from OSNews, FreeBSD 8.1 was released. Nobody posted it on OSNews, so here I am, a little late (my apologies). It's got all sorts of improvements, like support for UltraSPARC IV/IV+ and SPARC64 V processors, SMP support for PowerPC G5 processors, GNOME 2.30.1, KDE 4.4.5, and much more.
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Comment by J-freebsd_98
by J-freebsd_98 on Mon 16th Aug 2010 13:12 UTC
J-freebsd_98
Member since:
2006-01-01

It installed on an older laptop after I
figured out that before the install
was finalized an irq conflict with the
pccard(s). was hanging the boot (new kernel)
or the sysintall or something...
...
The other issue which may temporarily
stymie
some upgraders (v7 v8) , is the new (newbie
here) hard drive driver(s) and/or
code, search the freebsd.org forum
(keyword "devices") and multiple
posts regarding fixes should be found.
(In my case, loading geom_bsd.ko
geom_mbr.ko and geom_label.ko in
/boot/loader.conf; that was v7 > v8 STABLE
awhile back).

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