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Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

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Preinstall Decisions

Before installing your server, decide what you'll use it for. Is this a web server? Database server? Network logging server? We'll discuss the requirements for each in the appropriate section.

Partitioning

Partitions are logical divisions of a hard drive. FreeBSD can handle different partitions in different ways, and can even allow different filesystems or different operating systems on different partitions. If you're doing your first FreeBSD install, and you really don't know how you want to partition your disk, you can just use the automated partitioning suggested by the installer. If you have more complicated needs, I suggest that you write down your desired partitioning on a piece of paper before you begin.

Partitioning might ...

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