FreeBSD Basic Installation

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FreeBSD doesn’t have a very graphical installer like various Linux distributions. Asics gel nimbus pas cher nike air force 1 new balance femme ugg 2017 This makes installing FreeBSD a bit trickier for beginners. Asics gel nimbus pas cher With this guide, you will learn how to get FreeBSD installed with a vanilla install with the mini-ISO.


  1. A FreeBSD mini-ISO burned on a CD.


  1. Insert the CD and boot from it. nike air max 2017 adidas en ligne You will see lots of white text on a black background while it loads the installer.
  2. Once the installer loads, select Standard.
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  5. Now we need to create logical partitions and the best way is to just press ‘A‘ for the defaults and then ‘Q‘ to finish.
  6. / is called ‘root’ and this is where your system is stored.
  7. Swap is your virtual memory. It should be about twice your physical RAM.
  8. /var is for various log files and some configuration files.
  9. /tmp is for temporary items.
  10. /usr is where everything else is stored.
  11. After you get your drive partitioned, we get to choose what packages we want to install. ugg australia classic ugg classic Let’s choose Developer so we will have the utilities to build packages, just in case. adidas superstar soldes If you want to install the GUI, select Developer + X Window System.
  12. Choose ‘Yes‘ to install the ports collection because this is one of FreeBSD’s package managers.
  13. Then exit.
  14. You can either choose to install FreeBSD from an FTP server or from your CD. new balance france asics tiger Since the CD will be faster, we’ll choose it.
  15. Now we just sit back and wait about 10 minutes for the installer to do its thing.


Now that the system is installed, we need to do some final configurations. adidas stan smith Pas Cher This guide assumes you will be connecting to the Internet through a network.

  1. Select ‘Yes‘ to configure your network devices.
  2. Select your network interface card from the list. adidas zx flux Then choose ‘No‘ to using IPv6.
  3. If you are connected to a DHCP server, choose ‘Yes‘ to the question, otherwise choose ‘No‘ and enter your network settings.
  4. Every computer needs a name and that goes in the hostname spot. adidas yeezy Then enter your domain and make sure the other settings are correct and select ‘OK
  5. Choose ‘No‘ to being a network gateway and to enabling inetd.
  6. Anonymous FTP access is up to you.
  7. Choose ‘No‘ to being an NFS server and client and moderate security is fine.
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  9. Now you have the option to enable Linux binary compatibility. We will choose ‘Yes‘ because this allows us to install and run Linux applications.
  10. You can choose to browse the collection of software packages now and install what you want, or install them later. ugg pas cher asics basket nike air max femme We will not browse the collection at this time.
  11. You will want to set up an initial user account instead of using the ‘root’ account, otherwise you might accidentally destroy your system. timberland chaussure adidas zx flux belgique nike air max command soldes The Login ID is the username.

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