Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Feb 2006 17:50 UTC, submitted by anonymous
PC-BSD LinuxHelp reviews PC-BSD, the (100% compatible) variant of FreeBSD aimed at the desktop, and concludes: "All in all, PC-BSD is an OS which has a bright future in the desktop market provided the developers provide more variety of software or at least equivalent to those found in the FreeBSD ports." Screenshots included to keep our younger readers happy.
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RE: What about the geometry bug...
by ferrix on Sun 5th Feb 2006 00:36 UTC in reply to "What about the geometry bug..."
ferrix
Member since:
2005-07-06

It does exist or at least it did about 6 months ago. However I since installed PCBSD several times with no trouble and my theory is that the bug only bites if you use BSD software to resize partitions or otherwise mess with partition boundaries. Ever since I partitioned my disk in Linux and then just pointed PCBSD at the partition I wanted it to use, I had no trouble.

I would very much like to hear other people's experiences that could confirm or deny this theory.

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jbalmer Member since:
2005-12-18

Actually it does. That is what my friends who have installed FreeBSD say. They say that freebsd complains if it encounters an extended partition. It has no hiccups about primary partitions though.

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Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

"my theory is that the bug only bites if you use BSD software to resize partitions or otherwise mess with partition boundaries. Ever since I partitioned my disk in Linux and then just pointed PCBSD at the partition I wanted it to use, I had no trouble."

Interesting. I must give PC-BSD another try.
At least the geometry bug is being acknowledged here.

When in the past I used to say: "what about the geometry bug?" the reply always was: "Huh? Which bug?", and they voted me down for daring to say something negative.

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