FreeSBIE 2.0-BETA (EW) Available!
matteo at freebsd.org
Sat Nov 11 12:01:19 CET 2006
after FreeSBIE GMV and FreeSBIE LVC (2.0-PREBETA), a new ISO is
available from today. This is the third of a series of four ISO
images: GMV, LVC, EW, and CE, with CE being hopefully FreeSBIE 2.0.
The image being release today is EW, which is FreeSBIE 2.0-BETA.
The codename for this image is EW, which stands for "Eli Wallach", an
actor who played in "The good, the bad and the ugly" and in "The
Godfather: Part Three". Complete information about this actor at
Unlike GMV and LVC, FreeSBIE 2.0-BETA is based on the RELENG_6 branch
of FreeBSD as it was on 20061008. Ports are based on the RELEASE_6_2_0
GMV and LVC were very appreciated and I received a lot of feedback and
bug reports. I want to thank everybody for this, since seeing my work
being used is what I want to get from it, apart from having fun and
learning. Although all suggestion were included, FreeSBIE 2.0-BETA is
not perfect yet. It's BETA and it's not supposed to be perfect. A
known bug consists in the "freesbie" user not allowed to use ping(8).
The error is "Operation not permitted". This problem is confirmed but
I cannot find what originates it (any suggestion is much appreciated).
Another problem is the date after boot: it is set to Epoch. This is
still an issue in FreeSBIE-2.0-BETA but will be solved in future ISO
If you find anything that doesn't work, point it out to me by email,
using [FreeSBIE BETA] in the Subject. If you have any additional
software to suggest, feel free to send me an email saying:"Hey, I'd
like to see this software included". Please note that since the
installed software is taken from the RELEASE_6_2_0 branch of the
FreeBSD ports tree, it is possible that the latest version of the
software you want to include will not be available.
Remember to try FreeSBIE cheatcodes. At boot, press 2 and type "help
cheatcodes" to discover what cheatcodes are and how to use them.
FreeSBIE 2.0-BETA can be download from
and the ISO image will be available from other mirrors of the FreeSBIE project
If you like BitTorrent:
The MD5 sum for the ISO image is:
MD5 (FreeSBIE-2.0-BETA-20061108.iso) = 557394314be2b5d50a8fe9f0a843cafa
A list of installed software follows. Please note that this is only the
list of the "main" packages and does not include their dependencies.
As said, any suggestion for other software to include is much
Side note: I'm in Milan for EuroBSDCon, so if you want to offer me a
beer, I'm here. If you want to insult me..well, I'm not here. :)
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