By Michael Lucas, Jordan Hubbard

FreeBSD is a strong, versatile, and reasonable UNIX-based working procedure, and the popular server platform for plenty of agencies. comprises insurance of set up, networking, add-on software program, protection, community companies, process functionality, kernel tweaking, dossier structures, SCSI & RAID configurations, SMP, upgrading, tracking, crash debugging, BSD within the workplace, and emulating different OSs.

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Once you're in the setup screen, set the computer to boot from your chosen media, either floppy disk or CD. Floppy disks are shown either as "floppy" or "A:". CD−ROMs are usually listed as "CDROM". 19 Note If you need help using your BIOS, see your manual or visit the BIOS publisher's site online. " This tells the BIOS to do some basic hardware setup, rather than relying on the operating system to do everything. Modern versions of Microsoft Windows expect the hardware to do as it is told, and hence expect full access to the hardware.

I've had several installs fail at this point because my XFree86 configuration went bad. You can always configure X after a reboot, using xf86cfg or your preferred tool. And X isn't useful on a server, in any event. All it does is consume system resources. We aren't going to discuss X in this book. If you're really interested in X, I suggest you get The New Xfree86, by Bill Ball (Premier Press). X is not just a window system, like the Microsoft Windows GUI; it's an entire protocol. Software If you're an experienced UNIX hand, you probably know what software you want to install.

If you choose "Yes", the hard drive will start to spin, your CD drive will light up, and you can go get lunch. When you come back, most of the install will be complete. Finally, you'll see a dialog box asking you if you want to do any post−install setup. Choose "Yes". 11). We'll discuss how to configure everything later, but your life will be easier if you do some basic setup now. 11: Post−Install configuration Root Password To begin, set a root password. If you don't have one, any doofus can log into the system as root without using any password.

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