NetBSD 6.0_BETA2 binaries available for testing

May 26, 2012 posted by Jeff Rizzo

On behalf of NetBSD developers, I'm happy to announce the availability of the second (and final) public beta of NetBSD 6.0, for testing.

Binaries of NetBSD 6.0_BETA2 are available for download at:

ISO images and (for amd64 and i386) images suitable for installing from USB sticks or other hard drives, and torrent files for downloading via BitTorrent are also available, as well as Amazon EC2 machine images and .xva files for use with Citrix XenServer and Xen Cloud Platform.

We are very pleased with the state of NetBSD 6.0_BETA2. With your help, we have made improvements since NetBSD 6.0_BETA. A sampling:

Please continue to report problems and to help us test! We anticipate the first Release Candidate of NetBSD 6.0 in late June/early July.

As always, please help us out by testing these changes and reporting problems either to an appropriate mailing list, via send-pr, or via the web form: Thanks again for your help in making NetBSD 6.0 the best release yet! [2 comments]



What is about changing CPU frequency in Xen? I remember my last experience from September 2011, when I tried to change it using all possible ways and all of them failed (NetBSD 6.0 current, Xen 4.1.1 and other versions). Neither Xen supported change of frequency, nor dom0 allowed me to do that. Finally, I found some messages in mailing lists which claimed that the proper interface was not setup in kernel to get CPU frequency control from dom0. Otherwise it (theoretically) would be possible using standard sysctl command (, if proper option at boot is given. My laptop with core2duo quickly gets high temperature if CPU frequency is maximal, therefore it was impossible to use it with Xen setup (I used NetBSD for both dom0 and domU). Is change of CPU frequency implemented now?

Posted by Utro on May 30, 2012 at 03:40 AM UTC #

IMHO, PRs in the "list of improvements" should include the title of the PR, viz PR/41601 [wpi(4) erroneously mentions IBSS (ad-hoc) as supported] I find that most PRs affect things that aren't relevant to my install, but it's tedious to chase them all down...

Posted by ozone on June 09, 2012 at 09:31 PM UTC #

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