FreeBSD 10.1-BETA1 Now Available


The first BETA build of the 10.1-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures.

The image checksums follow are included in the original announcement email.

Installer images and memory stick images are available here.

If you notice problems you can report them through the Bugzilla PR system or on the -stable mailing list.

If you would like to use SVN to do a source based update of an existing system, use the “stable/10” branch.

A list of changes since 10.0-RELEASE are available on the stable/10 release notes page.

Pre-installed virtual machine images for 10.1-BETA1 are also available for amd64 and i386 architectures. The images are located here.

The disk images are available in QCOW2, VHD, VMDK, and raw disk image formats. The image download size is approximately 135 MB, which decompress to a 20GB sparse image.

The partition layout is:

  • 512k – freebsd-boot GPT partition type (bootfs GPT label)
  • 1GB – freebsd-swap GPT partition type (swapfs GPT label)
  • ~17GB – freebsd-ufs GPT partition type (rootfs GPT label)

Note to consumers of the dvd1.iso image: The packages included on the dvd do not have a corresponding pkg(8) repository due to an incompatibility with pkg-1.2.x and pkg-1.3.x. This will be fixed for BETA2.

The packages will not be recognized by bsdconfig(8), however can be installed manually.

To install packages from the dvd1.iso installer, create and mount the /dist directory:

# mkdir -p /dist
# mount -t cd9660 /dev/cd0 /dist

Next, install pkg(8) from the DVD:

# env REPOS_DIR=/dist/packages/repos pkg add \

At this point, pkg-add(8) can be used to install additional packages from the DVD. Please note, the REPOS_DIR environment variable should be used each time using the DVD as the package repository, otherwise conflicts with packages from the upstream mirrors may occur when they are fetched. For example, to install the Subversion, Gnome, and Xorg, run:

# env REPOS_DIR=/dist/packages/repos pkg add \
/dist/packages/freebsd:10:*:*/subversion […]

The freebsd-update(8) utility supports binary upgrades of amd64 and i386 systems running earlier FreeBSD releases. Systems running earlier
FreeBSD releases can upgrade as follows:

# freebsd-update upgrade -r 10.1-BETA1

During this process, freebsd-update(8) may ask the user to help by merging some configuration files or by confirming that the automatically
performed merging was done correctly.

# freebsd-update install

The system must be rebooted with the newly installed kernel before continuing.

# shutdown -r now

After rebooting, freebsd-update needs to be run again to install the new userland components:

# freebsd-update install

It is recommended to rebuild and install all applications if possible, especially if upgrading from an earlier FreeBSD release, for example,
FreeBSD 8.x. Alternatively, the user can install misc/compat9x and other compatibility libraries, afterwards the system must be rebooted
into the new userland:

# shutdown -r now

Finally, after rebooting, freebsd-update needs to be run again to remove stale files:

# freebsd-update install

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