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    Installer won't even start - infinite PC restart loop when installing

    Hi everyone, apologies if this is trivial, but I guess I have exhausted my knowledge and capabilities. I managed to install FreeBSD in a virtualbox under Kubuntu 20.04 with KDE so I thought I could just try and use FreeBSD on the PC directly. But as you can imagine, I want to have the real...
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    bootable usb drive is recognized but won't boot installer

    So, I've made the live bootable usb on my mac through dd and on my pc using unetbootin, with both attempts the installer would run on my mac, on neither would it run on my pc, which is the machine I want FreeBSD on. I'm unsure how to proceed. On the bootmenu when I select the USB HDD and press...
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    FreeBSD system installer

    Hi, I'm requesting some feedback for the install scripts here: provides a helper to install scripts into the...
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    Problem Installing

    I wanted to install FreeBSD 12.0 on my laptop. It is currently running Manjaro but I’d like to try something different for a while. I followed the instructions in the FreeBSD provided documentation on how to make a USB installer, and I tried in both Manjaro and Windows 10 yet received the...
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    Extracting installation images in root?

    A USB installation drive was created for Freebsd-12.0-release-memstick.img. The compressed img.xz file was downloaded via a browser from an Ubuntu Linux machine. It was then extracted with $ xz -dk Freebsd-12.0-memstick.img.xz Should the img.xz file have been extracted in root?
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    11 and 10.3 won't boot on my laptop, but 10.1 will

    I've been trying to put FreeBSD on my laptop (Dell XPS15, l502x). Previously, the memory stick worked (10.1 works), but on FreeBSD 10.3 and 11.0 (I haven't tried 10.2), boot fails with an "Operating system not found" message on screen. My laptop uses the traditional BIOS and UEFI I have a...
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    Install FreeBSD DVD install on El Capitan/dual boot option

    As I am new to this forum, I apologize if this the wrong place to ask for this advise/experience. If inappropriate, please point me to forum that might answer this post. Currently I am running a Macpro with El Capitan version 10.11.5. Due to SIP, making a bootable USB/EFI is very difficult for...
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    Solved Which image should I install?

    Which FreeBSD image should I install from? I am moving from 9.3 to 10.2 and I see there is a DVD version and a CD version. So can I assume that the DVD contains everything that is on the CD and more? In other words, is the DVD a superset of the CD?