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Old 11-21-2012, 05:40 PM   #16
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I definitely prefer the new one (ZFS Madness) and that is what I use on my servers and laptop, mostly because of the ZFS Boot Environments which are now possible on FreeBSD with sysutils/beadm port.

ad0 (generally adX drives) were used in the past if AHCI was not enabled. As AHCI support has been implemented in FreeBSD the drives are ada0 (or adaX generally) to distinguish them from adX drives without AHCI enabled. Probably the best part of AHCI is the NCQ, which can be described here: http://expertester.files.wordpress.c...x-ncq_svg1.png
 
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My GAWD! Once again I see why I have not EVER been successful in installing ANY flavor of BSD. (numerous attempts)
 
Old 01-23-2013, 12:38 AM   #18
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My GAWD! Once again I see why I have not EVER been successful in installing ANY flavor of BSD. (numerous attempts)
This HOWTO is on a 'Gentoo level'.

If You want easy fast install, then use bsdinstall:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=5FGmnBGgUvU

... or You can use PC-BSD DVD/USB to install PLAIN FreeBSD with their QT graphical installer:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=AQ8WBEVRTYQ
 
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