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My First FreeBSD Fling

Jul 06, 2009, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])

"I used Virtual Box 3.0.0 Beta on Linux Mint 7. I allocated around 950MB RAM and 128 MB video memory to the virtual machine and gave it an 8GB hard disk. This is more than enough as the minimum requirements for the OS are really low. I recommend at least 512MB RAM if you intend to use KDE or GNOME as your desktop environment.

"I booted the first CD and the program called sysinstall started automatically. I am not going to waste time and space by going through the installation screen shot by screen shot like most of those Ubuntu worshiping sites. The installation procedure is given in detail in the official documentation. Screen shots are provided for each and every step. And PLEASE FOLLOW THE DOCUMENTATION FOR EVERY STEP. I skipped some steps during my previous attempts and ended up with handicapped installs. Curiosity kills the cat. But curiosity is also the fuel of science.

"I assigned the whole disk for the OS. I selected to install GNOME packages so the second and third CDs were required. I forgot to select Firefox from the package list. Anyway I learned how to use the Ports installation method by compiling Firefox."

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