Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail

Finally, it’s here! After almost a year since the last stable release, installation images of PC-BSD 9.1 hit a download mirror near you. (PC-BSD is a multi-purpose distribution based on FreeBSD.)

And it comes with a lot of goodies, especially for intermediate to advanced users, or for those that want to use with what intermediate to advanced users play with.

Some highlights of this release are: FreeBSD 9.1 forms the core; users can install a server system called TrueOS, which features PC-BSD utilities like Warden; improved system installer which has been simplified for desktop and server installations, support for ZFS mirror/raidz(1,2,3) during installation; ZFS beadm support; support for Swap on ZFS, allowing entire disk ZFS installation; support for setting additional ZFS data-set options, such as compression, noexec, etc.

Aside from a detailed review, which should be published sometime next week, expect a handful of tutorials based on this latest release. Meanwhile, here are some screen shots from test installations in a virtual environment.

The installer makes it easy to install any type of system you like. Want a FreeBSD or a TrueOS server? That’s easy.
PC-BSD 9.1 Desktops

Looking to install a desktop system? You have four options – KDE, GNOME 2 (no GNOME 3), LXDE and Xfce.
PC-BSD 9.1 Desktops

The installer’s hardware detection utility.
PC-BSD Install

System requirements for ZFS and UFS file systems.
PC-BSD Install

Default partitioning scheme uses UFS file system.
PC-BSD Install

If you do not like the default partitioning scheme, you have the option to configure a custom set of partitions.
PC-BSD Install

ZFS mirror and RAIDz options.
PC-BSD Install

GPT is supported.
PC-BSD Install

Disk encryption is supported, but the installer allows a 1-character disk encryption passphrase to be set.
PC-BSD Install

File system mount points when using ZFS.
PC-BSD 9.1 ZFS

Mount points with ZFS and disk encryption.
PC-BSD 9.1 ZFS

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Newsletter: Subscribe for updates

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Get the latest

On social media

Security distros

Hacker
Linux distros for hacking and pentesting

Crypto mining OS

Bitcoin
Distros for mining bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

Crypto hardware

MSI GeForce GTX 1070
Installing Nvidia GTX 1070 GPU drivers on Ubuntu

Disk guide

LVM
Beginner's guide to disks & disk partitions in Linux

Bash guide

Bash shell terminal
How to set the PATH variable in Bash
Categories
Archives
0
Hya, what do you think? Please comment.x
()
x