Martijn Veening | 2 Nov 23:57 2013
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Eclipse Juno web/EE development

After installing Eclipse Juno (Eclipse 4.2.0) in either PC-BSD 9.0 or
9.2, the so-called WTP-functionality is not available (for
EE-development): I cannot create 'Java dynamic web'-projects.
The 'about'-dialogue only shows 'Eclipse Modeling' and 'Eclipse.org'.
I think this is caused by the same issue I encounter trying to 'Check
for updates':

Cannot complete the install because of a conflicting dependency.
  Software being installed: Equinox p2 RCP Management Facilities
1.2.0.v20130827-1605
(org.eclipse.equinox.p2.extras.feature.source.feature.group
1.2.0.v20130827-1605)
  Software currently installed: Eclipse Platform 3.7.0.I20120608-1400
(org.eclipse.platform.ide 3.7.0.I20120608-1400)
  Only one of the following can be installed at once:
    Equinox Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS)
1.2.0.v20130424-1801 (org.eclipse.equinox.security
1.2.0.v20130424-1801)
    Equinox Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS)
1.1.100.v20120522-1841 (org.eclipse.equinox.security
1.1.100.v20120522-1841)
  Cannot satisfy dependency:
    From: Equinox p2 Core Function 1.2.1.v20130827-1605
(org.eclipse.equinox.p2.core.feature.feature.group
1.2.1.v20130827-1605)
    To: org.eclipse.equinox.security [1.2.0.v20130424-1801]
  Cannot satisfy dependency:
    From: Equinox p2 Core Function Source 1.2.1.v20130827-1605
(org.eclipse.equinox.p2.core.feature.source.feature.group
1.2.1.v20130827-1605)
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Dru Lavigne | 14 Oct 16:25 2013
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Re: PC-BSD and UEFI and GPT and MS Windows 8


>In the research that I had done about this, I had found the following material.
>
>At
>http://bsdnews.net/announcefoundation-announces-uefi-support-project/
>is
>
>"
>The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Benno Rice has been
>awarded a grant to implement the ability to boot FreeBSD in the
>Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) boot environment.
>
>The work to be done includes a new version of the loader, kernel
>modifications to support starting from a UEFI environment and the
>ability to create install media for pure UEFI systems.
>
>?UEFI support is critical for FreeBSD?s future on the amd64 platform
>and I?m really pleased to be able to ensure that FreeBSD gains support
>for it,? said Benno.
>
>This project is expected to be completed in March 2013.
>
>Post Published: 05 March 2013
>"
>
>
>I think an error may exist, regarding the post publishing date, and
>its relationship to the expected date of completion of the project.
>
>But, because of what I understand to be the relationship between
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james | 10 Oct 00:08 2013

TrueOS 9.2 with UFS boot?

What happens if I *don't* faff around and update my boot drives?

I have my boot drive as a RAID1 on a PERC5i.  I'm pretty happy with it, 
certainly not unhappy-enough to want to mess around trying to refit as 
JBOD and ZFS, even if that would be what I'd choose for a fresh install.

Originally this was a FreeBSD system.

I used the instructions at

http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Turn_FreeBSD_into_PC-BSD%C2%AE#Converting_FreeBSD_to_a_TrueOS.C2.AE_Server 
and switched the packagesite etc.

But now I am on 9.1-RELEASE/amd64.

The link above suggests editing packagesite to point to 
9.2-RELEASE/amd64 if I am on FreeBSD and want to use the new repository.

Can I still just do that - and switch to 9.2 goodness without having to 
pick up the new boot environment stuff?

If it is really required to upgrade, is there a magic utility that will 
squirrel away the local changes made for me (including /usr/local, the 
rc.conf, sysctl.conf etc I guess) and restore after a fresh install?  I 
have lots of space on a ZFS pool on a RAIDZ drive set that I can export 
and reimport after install.  I hope an install would leave it alone.

James
Dru Lavigne | 9 Oct 23:27 2013
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Re: PC-BSD and UEFI and GPT and MS Windows 8


>Hello.
>
>I have read of problems with trying to instal operating systems as
>dual and multiple boot scenario's with MS Windows 8. Reference has
>been made to the "secure boot" obstruction to installing operating
>systems other than MS Windows 8.
>
>In doing a little research, I have found that MS Windows 8
>(apparently) uses UEFI instead of BIOS, and GPT, and does not use
>MBR's, and that the architecture of UEFI and / or GPT, instead of
>being limited to 4 primary partitions, allows up to 128 partitions,
>and does not differentiate between primary and non-primary partitions
>(which should, in theory, be helpful in installing PC-BSD, with its
>need for installation in a primary partition, where the older MBR
>system is used, if PC-BSD can thence be installed on a UEFI / GPT
>system).
>
>I wonder then, whether PC-BSD (especially, the latest version, 9.2)
>has been installed on one of these UEFI/GPT based MS Windows 8
>systems, as a dual-boot or multiple boot system, and, if so, whether
>any installation instructions relating to installing PC-BSD on a MS
>Windows 8, UEFI/GPT based system, as a dual or multiple boot system,
>are published, and, if so, do those instructions include how to
>determine whether the "secure boot" obstruction is set to stop
>installation of non-MS Windows 8 operating systems, or, how to get
>around the "secure boot" obstruction, so as to allow PC-BSD to be
>installed?

I have one of these systems. I was able to get it to install by playing around in the BIOS, but it was unable to
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Jacob . D | 9 Oct 21:21 2013
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Re: Support Digest, Vol 72, Issue 4

lol, to avoid potential further confusion you have two options before 
you that you can use that are tremendously more simple , to use VMware 
as you suggested

I would suggest using a virtualization program such as vmware or 
virtualbox, but if your looking for a company with decent technical 
support, I would avoid acer like the plague, maybe dell too and try to 
get a laptop from some where else.

I don't deal with laptops, ....so sadly I would be clueless as to what 
to suggest

But really, as a second option , beyond VM's you could refer to this 
forum topic!
here it is:

http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=28156

this addresses having debian(or any linux), BSD and windows 7 all on a 
single disk with GPT

to be honest you don't need more than 8GB of RAM for day to day use , 
unless your doing some thing intensive like 3D modeling/video/audio 
editing , and it would  not need to be of a frequency higher than 
1333MHZ CL-8 which is what most DDR-3 sdram modules come with.

Let me know if this helps!

Good Luck!
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Jacob . D | 9 Oct 12:23 2013
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Re: UEFI Boot Question

What you just referenced is a common mis-belief/hype/FUD

Secure Boot is just a firmware module of UEFI, and not the whole thing.

If you have a fairly recent computer you can go to the "Advanced" 
section of your BIOS and adjust three settings in particular,

change from windows to "other OS" , enable CSM  and, finally  enable 
"legacy OP-Rom"

also, if you want to dual boot PC-BSD and windows together and have 
assistance in doing  this with a GUI,

you can try this program,

http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/

it is free.

you can use this for booting Linux and Windows together too!

I work in the "Puppy Linux" community too, and wrote this article, it 
may help out alot!
Please share, to resolve this stupid hype!

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/UEFI

Thanks!
Bret Busby | 8 Oct 18:29 2013
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PC-BSD and UEFI and GPT and MS Windows 8

Hello.

I have read of problems with trying to instal operating systems as
dual and multiple boot scenario's with MS Windows 8. Reference has
been made to the "secure boot" obstruction to installing operating
systems other than MS Windows 8.

In doing a little research, I have found that MS Windows 8
(apparently) uses UEFI instead of BIOS, and GPT, and does not use
MBR's, and that the architecture of UEFI and / or GPT, instead of
being limited to 4 primary partitions, allows up to 128 partitions,
and does not differentiate between primary and non-primary partitions
(which should, in theory, be helpful in installing PC-BSD, with its
need for installation in a primary partition, where the older MBR
system is used, if PC-BSD can thence be installed on a UEFI / GPT
system).

I wonder then, whether PC-BSD (especially, the latest version, 9.2)
has been installed on one of these UEFI/GPT based MS Windows 8
systems, as a dual-boot or multiple boot system, and, if so, whether
any installation instructions relating to installing PC-BSD on a MS
Windows 8, UEFI/GPT based system, as a dual or multiple boot system,
are published, and, if so, do those instructions include how to
determine whether the "secure boot" obstruction is set to stop
installation of non-MS Windows 8 operating systems, or, how to get
around the "secure boot" obstruction, so as to allow PC-BSD to be
installed?

Thank you in anticipation.

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Dru Lavigne | 7 Oct 16:10 2013
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Re: PC-BSD netbook ISO


>Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2013 10:06:12 -0400
>From: Eitan Adler <lists@...>
>To: support@...
>Subject: [PC-BSD Support] PC-BSD netbook ISO
>Message-ID:
>    <CAF6rxgnp_0_HTC4qVfg2KXtMoCqUSoGsnB_XugCQ9xMJvPGa7w@...com>
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
>
>I am looking for a network installer ISO.  I know PC-BSD used to offer
>it (I found http://mirrors.isc.org/pub/pcbsd/iso/9.0/i386/PCBSD9.0-x86-bootonly.iso).
>Is there is a reason there isn't one for recent releases?

Hello Eitan,

The back-end still supports network installs (for scripting custom installations), but it is not
currently hooked into the GUI installer. This might happen in time for 10.0-RELEASE.

Cheers,

Dru
Eitan Adler | 6 Oct 16:06 2013

PC-BSD netbook ISO

I am looking for a network installer ISO.  I know PC-BSD used to offer
it (I found http://mirrors.isc.org/pub/pcbsd/iso/9.0/i386/PCBSD9.0-x86-bootonly.iso).
 Is there is a reason there isn't one for recent releases?

--

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Eitan Adler
Fred Schlechter | 24 Sep 00:30 2013

ZFS Mirror Booting Question

I installed PC-BSD 9.2 on a workstation which has
two identical SATA hard-drives (ada0 and ada1).
During the installation I selected the zfs-mirror option.

Are both hard-drives now bootable?

I assume that only ada0 has the boot sector/partition
and ada1 is NOT bootable. If that's correct, then how
do I make ada1 also bootable without destroying any
data on either disk?

Essentially, I'd like to be able to boot from either disk,
in case one or the other develops a problem.

Thanks,
Fred S.
Edward Lukacs | 1 Sep 17:10 2013
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Grass software won't load

I am running PC-BSD 9.1 on a Compaq Presario with a Sempron processor.  
Virtually all software loaded via AppCafe seems to install and run 
perfectly, but for a very few items.  The worst of these is Grass.  I 
have downloaded it using AppCafe, both as user and root, and in every 
case AppCafe seems to install it  and terminate properly.  The problem 
is that it totally disappears!  I have looked through the computer and 
the only files that I can find are in /usr/ports/databases/grass.

This directory and its subdirectories seem to hold the source-code, make 
and configure files, so I said "what the hell", and decided that if 
AppCafe was in some way not doing its job, I would do it myself.  So I 
made configure and then made all.  Apparently, grass's Makefile tried to 
make every routine that grass depends upon.  So GCC, etc, went wild, 
running, with occasional prodding, for about two hours until it barfs 
while trying to compile gdal (/usr/ports/graphics/gdal), producing error 
codes 1 and 2.

I have written simple C, Fortran77 and FTN7X programs, and a few shell 
and Perl scripts and over the years I have ported many programs across 
operating systems successfully, but this is way over my head.

Can anyone make any suggestions?

Thanks,
Ed

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He who possesses virtue and intelligence, who is just, speaks the truth, and does what is his own business,
him the world will hold dear.
-- from  The Buddha and his Dhamma by Dr. B.R.Ambedka
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