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Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

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Actually Installing FreeBSD

Now that you've made all the decisions about how you're going to install FreeBSD, all that remains is the grunt work of walking through the installer. Put your boot media in the drive and power up the computer. You'll see a series of startup screens and system debugging information, which we cover in Chapter 3.

The first menu you see will offer you a chance to choose your keyboard layout. This includes a list of all the keyboard maps supported by Free BSD. Note that this does not affect the language of the installer, merely the keyboard layout.

FreeBSD next presents you with the first installation screen (Figure 2-1).

The main sysinstall screen

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