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Old 01-05-2006, 03:52 AM   #1
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FreeBSD tryout


Hello,everyone! I am new to this BSD forum and would like to listen any suggestions regarding the right way to install FreeBSD.

I am using Slackware right now but want to install FreeBSD and try it out.As I could not find a complete FreeBSD installation guide for newbie,I would love to hear from you guys if you have any links which is for newbie to install FreeBSD.

I would be appreciated if you guys can send me some links regarding the installation guide of FreeBSD. Thanks.
 
Old 01-05-2006, 04:47 AM   #2
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I think if you have installed Slack before then installing FreeBSD won't be too much of a challenge. Make sure you understand how devices are named because its different from Linux. Also read the handbook and faqs on the FreeBSD website for tips.
 
Old 01-05-2006, 05:33 AM   #3
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reddazz,thanks for your reply.

I feel relieved after you said that the difference of FreeBSD and Slackware is minimal.

I will check out the handbook or something this few weeks.
 
Old 01-05-2006, 09:32 AM   #4
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reddazz,thanks for your reply.

I feel relieved after you said that the difference of FreeBSD and Slackware is minimal.

I will check out the handbook or something this few weeks.
The differences are huge, but if you understand Slack, then its fairly easy to pick up FreeBSD. The installation routine is quite similar and Slack uses BSD style startup scripts.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 01:49 AM   #5
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reddazz,thanks for your reply.

I have installed FreeBSD yesterday and found that,it was quite a huge differences between it and Slackware.For one,some of the command in Slackware can't be used.Moreover,the detection of hardware is not as good as Slackware.

However,after I read the book regarding ports in FreeBSD,it is a nice function to install and uninstall software easily.I like it very much.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 02:06 PM   #6
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reddazz,thanks for your reply.

I have installed FreeBSD yesterday and found that,it was quite a huge differences between it and Slackware.For one,some of the command in Slackware can't be used.Moreover,the detection of hardware is not as good as Slackware.

However,after I read the book regarding ports in FreeBSD,it is a nice function to install and uninstall software easily.I like it very much.
I agree, ports is a very good system for managing packages. The handbook is well written and I have never needed any other documentation.
 
  


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