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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Booo....
by BluenoseJake on Wed 26th Dec 2012 02:20 UTC
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Member since:
2005-08-11

Installed it on my laptop, never got to see it boot, it blew away the mbr, and the laptop was a brick. I managed to get Win7 and Xubuntu working(Thanks grub) but grub couldn't see the BSD partition. I may try again when I have more time, but pretty disappointed.

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RE: Booo....
by Morgan on Wed 26th Dec 2012 19:48 in reply to "Booo...."
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

It wants to live on its own drive, pretty much. It is very difficult to get its bootloader to work with other OSes. For a laptop, I would suggest swapping in a spare blank hard drive for testing BSD, otherwise just run it in a VM.

Right now I have it on a spare drive all to itself in my workstation and I boot into it using the computer's boot device menu. That way I don't have to fiddle with Grub or the Windows boot loader.

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RE: Booo....
by Soulbender on Thu 27th Dec 2012 02:57 in reply to "Booo...."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

but grub couldn't see the BSD partition.


That's odd. I have used Grub to multiboot with OpenBSD partitions before. You need tp use the chainloader for that though.

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RE[2]: Booo....
by BluenoseJake on Thu 27th Dec 2012 03:53 in reply to "RE: Booo...."
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

The whole partition was fubar, something went horribly wrong. Might not have been PC-BSDs fault, I haven't had time to investigate. I was able to recover, so no big deal.

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