Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Dec 2012 00:38 UTC, submitted by sonic2000gr
PC-BSD PC-BSD 9.1 has been released. "The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce that version 9.1 is now available! This release includes many exciting new features and enhancements, such as a vastly improved system installer, ZFS 'Boot Environment' support, TrueOS (a FreeBSD based server with additional power-user utilities), and much more!" PC-BSD 9.1 is based on the soon-to-be released FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE with several enhancements, including an updated installer, better ZFS support during installation, bug fixes and new GUI configuration/administrative utilities.
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No live DVD?
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 22nd Dec 2012 02:15 UTC
UltraZelda64
Member since:
2006-12-05

Where did it go?

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RE: No live DVD?
by Morgan on Sat 22nd Dec 2012 03:46 in reply to "No live DVD?"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I couldn't find it either, so I just installed it on a spare hard drive. Pretty slick so far, the only issue I've had is that downloading from the App Café is really slow. That's to be expected with a new release though.

It's not quite ready to replace Manjaro Linux on my main workstation just yet, but it may earn a place on my Mac mini soon!

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RE[2]: No live DVD?
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 22nd Dec 2012 03:51 in reply to "RE: No live DVD?"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Yeah, my problem is I can't spare any room for it (maybe when I delete the Win8 eval partitions), so for now a live DVD is the only way. That's somewhat disappointing. How is it compared to 9.0?

Edited 2012-12-22 03:53 UTC

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RE: No live DVD?
by Lazarus on Sat 22nd Dec 2012 04:27 in reply to "No live DVD?"
Lazarus Member since:
2005-08-10

ftp://ftp.pcbsd.org/pub/handbook/9.1/handbook_en_ver9.1.html#__Ref...

2.6 PC-BSD® Live Mode

Beginning with PC-BSD® 9.1, Live Mode is a read-write live image that is only available for USB media. The uncompressed live image is about 4GB in size, but you will want to write it to a USB device that will provide sufficient room for the files that you wish to save and any applications that you wish to install.

NOTE: the speed of Live Mode is dependent upon the quality of the USB device. If you are purchasing a device, look for one that is advertised as "high speed".

To use PC-BSD® Live Mode, download the live USB version. Once you have written the image file to a USB media, boot the system with the USB device inserted. Assuming your BIOS has been set to boot from that device, you should see some startup messages followed by the PC-BSD® graphical boot menu, shown in Figure 2.6a.

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RE[2]: No live DVD?
by Alfman on Sat 22nd Dec 2012 18:34 in reply to "RE: No live DVD?"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Not that I've tried, but does this pose a problem for VMs like qemu that emulate a dvd drive for installation?

I never test new operating systems on bare metal.

Maybe the usb image can be used to emulate a hard drive.

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RE[2]: No live DVD?
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 24th Dec 2012 07:30 in reply to "RE: No live DVD?"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Bleh... just as I suspected. This makes their "live" variant completely useless to me. Thanks for the info though.

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