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Default Call for testing: USB installation images on amd64

If you are an OpenBSD user with amd64 hardware, the OpenBSD Project is calling for testing of USB installation media planned for OpenBSD 5.5-release, scheduled for May 1.

The announcement was made on the tech@ mailing list and republished by the OpenBSD Journal.
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Please test either [of the provided images] on as many amd64 machines as you can with any USB flash and any USB-CF adapters that you have.

Report failures and success of each image ASAP. Test as many flash types (USB, CF-USB, old USB, new USB...) as you can.
Please see the links for additional information, if you would like to participate in support of the Project.
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If you are an OpenBSD user with amd64 hardware, the OpenBSD Project is calling for testing of USB installation media planned for OpenBSD 5.5-release, scheduled for May 1.

The announcement was made on the tech@ mailing list and republished by the OpenBSD Journal.Please see the links for additional information, if you would like to participate in support of the Project.
Thanks heaps for the head's up on this.
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+1 on the thanks for this. I will give it a run this coming weekend on the ThinkPad T61.
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The creation of the CVS tag for OpenBSD 5.5 was made over this past weekend (OPENBSD_5_5_BASE), as can be seen in the CVS Web entry for src/sys/arch/amd64/conf/GENERIC as an example:

http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvswe...4/conf/GENERIC

For those unfamiliar, this particular file defines the default configuration for the amd64 kernel, & this CVS tag can be found on all files used in building OpenBSD 5.5 for all platforms.

Why this is important to this particular thread is that OpenBSD 5.5 is nearing the end of the release engineering cycle before the official release. Only over the next few days will very important last minute fixes be made before deeming what is in CVS as being what will be officially released in May 2014. The official CD sets need to be manufactured ahead of time, so what is in CVS now is likely to be what will be pressed for soon-to-be availability & sale.

For anyone testing (or wanting to test...) the images jggimi mentions, now is the time to voice any issues found, as OpenBSD 5.5 will soon be declared finished in CVS within days.
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For anyone testing (or wanting to test...) the images jggimi mentions, now is the time to voice any issues found, as OpenBSD 5.5 will soon be declared finished in CVS within days.
OK, bumping up my timeline for testing.
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