FreeBSD 6.4-RC2

From FreeBSD lists :

The second Release Candidate for FreeBSD 6.4 is now available.  FreeBSD
6.4-RC2 should be the last of the public test builds for the FreeBSD 6.4
release cycle.  Unless a big show-stopper is found from this round of
testing we should begin the 6.4-RELEASE builds in about a week and a
half.  We encourage you to test out 6.4-RC2 and report any problems by
submitting PRs or via email to the freebsd-stable list.

One of the things that could use some testing is the late-arriving
patches to sysinstall that should eliminate the excessive disc swapping
that previous releases had if things like gnome or kde were installed as
part of the initial CDROM install.  Things selected before you reach the
“Package Selection Menu” are handled as separate passes from the things
that get selected at that menu.  So depending on what you install before
you reach that menu (e.g. Xorg selected as part of the distributions)
and what you select at that menu there may still be some disc swapping
involved.  But “worst case” given the current layout it should ask for
any given disc no more than twice.

Full release

Iso download

PC-BSD 7.0.1

From PCBSD :

After much hard work and testing the PC-BSD Team is happy to announce the availability of PC-BSD 7.0.1, i.e. the first upgrade in the 7 series, with FreeBSD 7.0 under the hood.

Version 7.0.1 contains a number of bugfixes and improvements. For a full list of changes, please refer to the changelog. Some of the changes are:

* KDE 4.1.2
* AMD64 version
* NTFS write support
* Adobe Flash 9 support (Linux -flashplugin9)
* Better WIFI support
* Updates to the System Updater

This version of PC-BSD can be downloaded and installed as a fresh install or, alternatively, can be updated to from PC-BSD 7.0 via the System Update tool.

Full release information

FreeBSD in Wikipedia

FreeBSD 7.1-BETA2 released

FreeBSD 7.1-BETA2 has been released, a few option to upgrade :

1. Using csup or cvsup, set tag to RELENG_7

2. Using freebsd-update, just use :

freebsd-update upgrade -r 7.1-BETA2

Download iso files :

For full release

What is FreeBSD, click here for general review from wikipedia.

FreeBSD 6.4-RC1 Ready for Download

Upgrade method also available using :

1. csup or cvsup

use RELENG_6_4  tag

2. Using freebsd-update

# freebsd-update upgrade -r 6.4-RC1

# freebsd-update install

3. Download Iso file

Click here to download FreeBSD 6.4-RC1

For full news click here

Reset FreeBSD Root Password

Maintain more machine means more password to remember, while keep it unique and secure also tend to forget for long time inactivity. Yes, because its stable :-)

One of my sandbox need to replace the lan card and I need to login but I can’t.

After reading dan googling I reboot the sandbox and do these steps :

  1. Choose to login to single mode, press number 4
  2. Hit enter keyboard to enter shell
  3. Mount / dan /usr
  4. Change password using ‘passwd’ utility
  5. In some resource, suggested to use ‘resync;resync’ command
  6. Restart server
  7. Change lan card name :-)

I make video using vmware to ilustrate the process. Perhaps it helps :-)

Click here to see the video, click here to download.