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Absolute FreeBSD, 3rd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

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3INSTALLING

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You’ve thought about what you want your FreeBSD install to do. You’ve chosen hardware. You’ve downloaded boot media and burned it to a flash drive or optical disk. You’ve found a working USB keyboard and set up your test machine to boot from that media. Now let’s walk through a FreeBSD install. Boot up your install media and follow along.

Throughout this walkthrough, I’ll mention the various key mappings, quirks, and shortcuts the installer provides. One annoyance is that the installer offers no back button: if you screw up something basic, like the disk partitioning, start over.

My desktop, of course, has been installed and running ...

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