LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Other *NIX Forums > *BSD
User Name
Password
*BSD This forum is for the discussion of all BSD variants.
FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, etc.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-18-2004, 01:28 AM   #1
xviddivxoggmp3
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: scanf
Distribution: Redhat Enterprise 4.4 AS
Posts: 236

Rep: Reputation: 30
Installation questions


I was reading the freebsd installation guide, and see that it states to take down system information that is logged in my os (hardware, drivers, etc.) how would i do this? I'm using slackware on the box in question.
 
Old 07-18-2004, 03:52 AM   #2
frob23
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Roughly 29.467N / 81.206W
Distribution: Ubuntu, FreeBSD, NetBSD
Posts: 1,449

Rep: Reputation: 47
Okay,

print a copy of the output from "dmesg"

it might be wise to print a copy of files you have changed in /etc ... like rc.conf and rc.local

If you are going to dual boot then most of this information can be gained by mounting the linux disk and poking around etc.

I think that instruction is more applicable to windows because it makes it much harder to find the information if you don't boot into the system. As everything works in Linux I expect you will not have any problems with FreeBSD
 
Old 07-18-2004, 07:55 PM   #3
xviddivxoggmp3
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: scanf
Distribution: Redhat Enterprise 4.4 AS
Posts: 236

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
what do you mean by this
Quote:
it might be wise to print a copy of files you have changed in /etc ... like rc.conf and rc.local
do you mean my .bashrc file?
 
Old 07-18-2004, 09:08 PM   #4
frob23
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Roughly 29.467N / 81.206W
Distribution: Ubuntu, FreeBSD, NetBSD
Posts: 1,449

Rep: Reputation: 47
Have you made any changes to /etc... like hard coding your ip address? or having a hosts file so you can talk to other computers on your network by name?

Most global settings will be in there. If you haven't made any... you probably will be safe not looking at it -- but you may find some things are automatically setup for you.

The dmesg command will list out all your hardware as Linux sees it. That is useful to see if BSD found everything.
 
Old 07-18-2004, 09:39 PM   #5
xviddivxoggmp3
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: scanf
Distribution: Redhat Enterprise 4.4 AS
Posts: 236

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
i know it missed a couple things when i loaded linux, but they are very inconsiquential (i.e. radio tuner, video capture card, etc.)
my pc isn't powerful enough for half of the gadget i got for it.
time to upgrade.
thanks for the details.
i was advised on the forum that i would need to know the cylinders and things like that.
if i'm not dual booting the directions say this is not needed.
what is correct?
 
Old 07-18-2004, 09:45 PM   #6
frob23
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Roughly 29.467N / 81.206W
Distribution: Ubuntu, FreeBSD, NetBSD
Posts: 1,449

Rep: Reputation: 47
If you have linux on the drive, you should not need to know the cylinders and all that.

But if you want to be safe, and who doesn't, do "fdisk /dev/hda" and it should spit that information out for you... then just write it down.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
X installation OK, but with some questions the_hommer Debian 2 11-21-2004 12:37 PM
Installation questions webwolf70 cAos 2 09-11-2004 03:33 PM
Two questions on installation Jaster Mandriva 1 07-15-2004 09:12 PM
Questions about Installation javakills Linux - Newbie 7 09-04-2003 02:31 PM
Questions about installation RommelP Linux - Software 1 03-13-2003 02:37 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:40 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration