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Old 08-29-2005, 10:29 AM   #1
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FreeBSD - 3 install questions (NB level)


Hello people! I am trying to install FreeBSD, and I have 3 questions for you:

1 - When I need to specify the amount of space that I need to give for each dir. (like the swap, /, /usr, /var, etc. and it happens just after the option to install the boot), can I just give an amount for the swap and the rest for '/'? (without specifying the amount for /usr, /var, etc.)

2 - I have a dir called "freebsd/disc1" at the 3rd partition of the first HD (/dev/hda3 for Linux). Can I perform a HD install? How?

3- After installing the base, is there any way to install the additional packages without the need of selecting each one of them?

Thanks!

Edit: The 3rd partition of the 1st HD is FAT-32.

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Old 08-30-2005, 03:13 AM   #2
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1. You sure can

2. I'm not sure

3. Check out the pkg_add command or the ports system (/usr/ports).
 
Old 08-30-2005, 04:37 AM   #3
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Re: FreeBSD - 3 install questions (NB level)

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3- After installing the base, is there any way to install the additional packages without the need of selecting each one of them?
During install, you will have the option of selecting from a number of "distributions" - X user, kernel development + X, minimal, everything, etc. If you choose, say, X user, it will install the base, X, and (after you choose a desktop system) a desktop environment from packages, as well as a number of other often used packages, like PERL.


From there, you can pkg_add -r stuff, and it will fetch binary packages, resolving dependancies as it goes. Or, as said, check out the ports system. You change to the directory of a port you're interested in, enter make install clean, sit back, and it fetches sources, patches them for BSD, and builds them, resolving dependancies as it goes.
 
Old 08-30-2005, 06:01 AM   #4
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Wait! It didn't happen with me...I was able to choose to instal "everything" and it was in FTP installation mode (please, I need to solve the HD installation question heheheh). But after the base and other things were installed, I've got stucked in a "ports collection" where I had to select each package that I would like to install individually. Are them additional packages? The base, the X system and some other stuff was already installed?

Thanks!
 
Old 08-30-2005, 03:30 PM   #5
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Yes, X was already installed. You just choose what packages you want to install(like gnome2/xmms/mozilla-firefox/programfoo) and it will automatically resolve dependencies and install all of the software.
 
Old 08-30-2005, 07:21 PM   #6
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Wait! It didn't happen with me...I was able to choose to instal "everything" and it was in FTP installation mode (please, I need to solve the HD installation question heheheh). But after the base and other things were installed, I've got stucked in a "ports collection" where I had to select each package that I would like to install individually. Are them additional packages? The base, the X system and some other stuff was already installed?

Thanks!
You shouldn't be stuck there... you can exit without installing any packages.
 
  


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