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Old 03-03-2005, 11:14 AM   #16
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Problem with that is, how im I supposed to know the configuration of freebsd to boot it?
 
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Old 03-03-2005, 01:59 PM   #17
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Using GRUB
http://www.daemonnews.org/200102/grub.html

Using LILO
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Linux+FreeBSD-4.html

You'll notice that both of these were in the first couple of items returned by a google search. Google is your friend.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 01:52 PM   #18
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I do not recommend the installation of any version of Unix for Linux newbies. The apparent similarities between Linux and Unix only serve to confuse the user more, not less, because it's the exceptions which will trip you up.

2 years minimum w/Linux before trying any version of Unix, otherwise, in my opinion, you're asking for grief.
 
Old 03-10-2006, 06:39 AM   #19
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I find at least freebsd the easiest to to add to grub.
title FreeBSD
root (hd0,a)
kernel /boot/loader

Thats pretty easy.
 
Old 03-10-2006, 09:23 AM   #20
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if you want to use freebsd, consider desktop bsd or pcbsd, both aimed at the new user, configured pretty much already.

How about the freebsd guide that was recently published for free(cost), its available to view over the web, or as a download http://www.lemis.com/grog/Documentation/CFBSD/
 
Old 03-10-2006, 09:24 AM   #21
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ps thew books a little dated thus the reaosn it was released without charge, but im guessing most of the content should be relevent
 
Old 05-28-2006, 07:36 AM   #22
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Oddly enough nobody suggested the #1 source of documentation when it comes to FreeBSD : The FreeBSD Handbook. http://www.freebsd.org/handbook
 
Old 08-17-2006, 05:42 PM   #23
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Hey guys, Iv been into BSD for a few months now & loving it.

My primary resource is "The Complete FreeBSD" by Greg Lehey.

http://www.lemis.com/grog/Documentation/CFBSD/

Greg has published it freely on his website, tho I have used it so much I felt compelled to purchase it.

Have a browse through it, if you use it... do the right thing. It is an excellent source for FreeBSD.
 
Old 02-04-2007, 04:28 PM   #24
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I just found this site with some good links:

http://www.n0dez.com/freebsd/links.html
 
Old 02-05-2007, 05:11 PM   #25
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I collect links on my page, mostly FreeBSD/Unix related, most of them will beuseful here:
http://toya.net.pl/~vermaden/links.htm
 
Old 02-06-2007, 10:27 AM   #26
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GAG bootloader works well

Quote:
Originally Posted by frob23
There are minor issues with using the FreeBSD bootloader with Linux. It has no way to locate the Linux kernel and thus requires a copy of grub or LILO at the start of the linux partitions. It is usually best to leave the boot loader (grub or LILO) alone during the BSD install and then instruct those bootloaders to find FreeBSD.
You can also download GAG bootloader. FreeBSD works well with Lilo boots and happily gives you a dual boot option seamlessly. But with GRUB, you need to let GRUB do the job, or Download GAG tell GAG on a floppy to boot BSD. GAG is purely graphical and is simple and seamless to set up.
 
Old 02-07-2007, 12:02 AM   #27
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what frob23 said is right ... as long as you are in freebsd , you can do whatever you want with it mulitple times ... it doesnt matter as long as you dont touch the disk itself but its ok just touching the partition/s ...


//either lilo or grub will do later on ...


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Old 03-26-2007, 04:39 PM   #28
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help deciding

Im currently using window and Ive used rh,suse,ubuntu and fedora and im continually having network problems with wireless cards every time I change computers , will changing to net or freebsd help elimanate some of these setbacks
 
Old 07-21-2007, 03:18 PM   #29
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FreeBSD Blog

www.bsdnews.com

Last edited by FBSD; 07-04-2008 at 11:09 AM.
 
Old 07-30-2007, 05:41 PM   #30
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GAG bootloader is very easy to use.

You can also use GAG bootloader for free. I use it with Windows, Linux, and FreeBSD quite easily. It is fully graphical, and loads very easy.

Regards,

Randy.


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There are minor issues with using the FreeBSD bootloader with Linux. It has no way to locate the Linux kernel and thus requires a copy of grub or LILO at the start of the linux partitions. It is usually best to leave the boot loader (grub or LILO) alone during the BSD install and then instruct those bootloaders to find FreeBSD.
 
  


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