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How to Install from Live iso

Postby mtnblue97 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:09 pm

I have successfully booted up GhostBSD10.1-BETA2-amd64, on a hyper-v VM.
Now, how do I actually install this?

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How to Install from Live iso

 

Re: How to Install from Live iso

Postby ASX » Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:23 am

There is a icon on the desktop ... "GhostBSD Installer", isn't it ?
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Re: How to Install from Live iso

Postby mtnblue97 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:57 pm

Nope. No such icon. I checked all menus, did a search and nothing with any form of "install, installer", etc. comes up.
Yes, I certainly expected to find such an icon.

I am now going to dnld and try out 4.0 as it is not a beta to see if it will install.

Thanks for the reply, if you have any other things I can try on 10.1 I will appreciate it.
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Re: How to Install from Live iso

Postby ASX » Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:58 pm

The installer command is named "gbi", must be executed as root user, so use "sudo gbi" or something equivalent.

The Beta release could be affected from a bug that prevent to open a terminal window, and it restart the X Server, in that case use:
ALT + F2 (launch a command) type in a shell of your preference, say "bash" and tick "run in terminal", then "sudo gbi"

Once installed, the terminal(s) will launch correctly.

There are other bugs you may encounter, please take look at http://issues.ghostbsd.org
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Re: How to Install from Live iso

Postby mtnblue97 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:42 pm

Many thanks! That did it. I am now in the midst of the install.
There is not much chance I could have figured out the above on my own.

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Re: How to Install from Live iso

Postby mtnblue97 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:10 am

The install worked fine. However xorg fails. This is a common problem, described via the link at the end of this post.

Summary:
FreeBSD 10.1 vhd - same problem
FreeBSD 10.1 iso - same problem

GhostBSD 10.1 - same problem
>> However the Live version of GhostBSD 10.1 works great, with MATE looking really nice.
I had high hopes that simply installing from Live would do the trick but alas, it simply heads right into the same install ### that FreeBSD does.

PC-BSD 10.1 << This works! But then the installer is much more comprehensive.

Here is the link to the FreeBSD forum which describes the problem in detail:
https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/hype ... ror.50837/
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Re: How to Install from Live iso

Postby ASX » Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:47 am

The interesting fact is that it works while in Live session.

If you want to investigate it, I would suggest a few things (start with the third):

1) try to delete /etc/X11/xorg.conf and then restart the Xserver with "startx"

2) compare xorg.conf (if it exists at all) of Live and Installed sessions.
compare /var/log/Xorg.0.log of Live and installed sessions.
compare kldstat output, as above.
check dmesg for relevant messages

3) edit the file /boot/loader.conf and add the folliwing two lines at the bottom:

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hw.vga.textmode=1
kern.vty=vt


then reboot GhostBSD
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Re: How to Install from Live iso

Postby mtnblue97 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:21 pm

OK, I did the above.

First, I created a new clean VM, live first, then install. Options: Did not check MBR; used fish.

Captured the info for live session.
Captured the info for install session.

I did not take on the challenge of getting file sharing working so I simply did screen captures. (my bad, as this post facility is geared toward text logs)
Apologies for all the files that have to be concatenated, visually.

The xorg.0.log is the worst, so I skipped all the video modes in the middle.

I had to compress the files in archives, and had to make 6 archives to stay under the 256 KB (!) limit.

I have added the files here. I could only add 3 files so the first ones are the install files.
I will have to do a second post to add the live files.
Attachments
install logs-2.tar.gz
(87.86 KiB) Downloaded 17 times
install logs-1.tar.gz
(248.81 KiB) Downloaded 14 times
install dmesg_k_conf.tar.gz
(185.4 KiB) Downloaded 13 times
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Re: How to Install from Live iso

Postby mtnblue97 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:22 pm

Here are the live files.
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live logs-2.tar.gz
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live logs-1.tar.gz
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live dmesg_k_conf.tar.gz
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Re: How to Install from Live iso

Postby mtnblue97 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:34 pm

OK, looking at the logs, install-log-18.PNG file shows the failure.
It is at the line where:
physical address = 0xf8000000, size = 4194304

Bus error at address 0x4a40d0

The live version does not have this error, and carries on to a successful xorg launch.
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