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    Do i need to worry about wifi drivers when installing freebsd?

    I had problems with a lot of linux distros related to missing wifi drivers that are a pain in the butt or near impossible to install, will i need to install wifi drivers first before installing freebsd?
  2. Farhan Khan

    bsdinstall's /etc/installerconfig networking help

    Hi all, I am trying to use etc/installerconfig to templatize the dev VM installations that I frequently do, but cannot figure out how to enable networking. I would like to enable networking during the install, so that I can download packages. The interface name with likely be em0, or vtnet0. Is...
  3. Noob Noob

    Why it's so complicated

    Hello everyone :( Hello folks :( Hello people For the last 3 days, I want to install FreeBSD on my machine but I can't I just can't install it I didn't even sleep last night I'm noob, yes and I don't know almost anything about this OS, I'm a windows user and I start recently use Linux distro I...
  4. M

    Setup with root on ZFS, booting considerations

    Hello to all, my first post here. I hope following question won't be in inappropriate forum section. I'm thinking about trying FreeBSD for small four drive NAS and use advantages of ZFS filesystem. Previously I've done bunch of similar NASes with Linux and dmraid. There I typically sliced all...
  5. Scribner

    No wireless networks were found. Rescan?

    Help! I am trying to reinstall FreeBSD and am getting the following message when scanning for wireless access points: "No wireless networks were found. Rescan?" I am close to my Wi-Fi router and the network is up. In my previous two installs, many wireless networks in the area always appeared...
  6. Y

    Solved Fresh installation - can't build pkg from ports

    I have a fresh installation of FreeBSD 13.0-Release on a machine without internet connection. Some time ago, to install pkg, I would enter "/usr/ports/ports-mgmt/pkg" and call "make" to build it. However, now I am getting the following errors: In other words, to build "pkg" from ports, it...
  7. Scribner

    Best (and Most Correct) Way to Run FreeBSD for Desktop

    I want to give FreeBSD another chance. I've used FreeBSD as a desktop a little bit for about a year. But I am a complete noob and need the help of The FreeBSD Forums once again if I am to use it as my primary desktop. See these two blog posts I made about how I installed FreeBSD (with the...
  8. huginn

    Solved Trying to install FreeBSD 13.0 on HP ZBook 15 G6

    Hi, I am trying to install Free BSD on HP ZBook 15 G6 following handbook. I didn't get very far because my computer freezes after BOOT Menu and printing masks 0x00ff0000 0x0000ff00 0xff000000. I did try "safe mode" but nothing changed. I am pretty intrigued by the fact that FreeBSD 14.0 boots...
  9. D

    Installing FreeBSD amd64 on MacBook Pro 13,3 stalls at Installer

    MacBook Pro: On macOS Big Sur 11. The approach is to completely install freeBSD on top of the native hardware destroying the existing OS. Processor: 2.6 Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 Memory: 16 GB HardDisk: 250 GB Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 530 1536 MB Hello, I've been trying to install...
  10. int0x50

    Installing FreeBSD 13 on Samsung or Western Digital NVMe drives

    I am planning to purchase NVMe hardware and I am planning to install FreeBSD on it (ZFS). My work is to try bhyve (linux, windows guests) and play with it. I would like to know, whether this NVMe based devices are supported. Thanks.
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    Difficulty with sound in FreeBSD13/plasma5

    I'm feeling a bit foolish because I had sound working on this machine before, but I'm having issues on reinstall: updated my default unit from 4 to 5: sysctl hw.snd.default_unit=5 confirmed by issuing command cat /dev/sndstat which yields output: root@mordor:~ # cat /dev/sndstat Installed...
  12. F

    ZFS Replacement of a hard disk in a mirrored, encrypted (geli) root pool

    Hello, please excuse me if there is already an answer to my question. I could not find one. So far my question is hypothetical. I plan to install FreeBSD on an encrypted and mirrored zroot. But before I do this, I want to make sure that in case of a disk failure, I also know how to repair the...
  13. X

    Solved How can I do Geli automount (when system boot) couple of disk (system disk SSD and data disk HDD)?

    Hello! Could you help me to get ahead in solving the problem installation of FreeBSD12.2 with GELI encrypt? My installation steps: SSD (ada0) - system will install here # gpart destroy -F ada0 # gpart create -s gpt ada0 HDD (ada1) - data disk # gpart destroy -F ada1 # gpart create -s gpt ada1...
  14. O

    Installation source missing 'machine/_types.h' FreeBSD 12.2-release

    I was attempting to install the latest FreeBSD display driver from nvidia's website, when I received an error from within FreeBSD's source directory: /usr/src/sys/stddef.h:36:10: fatal error: 'machine/_type.h' file not found #include <machine/_types.h> I used the...
  15. Tahseen Jamal

    Solved FreeBSD 12.x / 13.x / 14.x installation issue on Parallels 16

    Dear All, FreeBSD 12.x and 13.x are giving error of missing /boot/lua/loader.lua and is stuck there I mounted the ISO and checked that the folder and file exist. Still this issue FreeBSD 14.0 doesn't give error but is also stuck at the start with no errors at all I have never faced these...
  16. I

    DHCP gets IP address wrong

    I just installed FreeBSD 12.2. I'm trying to set up internet access with an Intel 8260 Dual Band AC wifi adapter. I'm using an Xfinity Technicolor XB6 router from Comcast which has an IP address of and when using DHCP it assigns IP addresses in the form of 10.0.0.x. For some reason the...
  17. l2f

    FreeBSD 11.4 on Alienware m14x

    Remarks: - should work for FreeBSD 12 serie too 1- Install FreeBSD 11.4 - download the memstick: FreeBSD-11.4-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img # write it onto you usb key: dd if=PATH_TO/FreeBSD-11.4-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img of=/dev/daX status=progress conv=sync - plug your usb key into your...
  18. K

    Porting freeBSD to macbook pro 2015

    Hello all, I am a new user to FreeBSD and I decided that I wanted to move from MacOS to FreeBSD. I am currently using a Macbook pro from 2015 and I want to do the transition from MacOS to FreeBSD for both privacy reasons and familiarize with another operating system. I am currently studying...
  19. T

    FreeBSD system installer

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

    Install FreeBSD 12.1 on and amd64 PC stuck at can't find '/boot/entropy'

    I am trying to install FreeBSD 12.1 amd64 on a physical machine from 2010 using a 26GB USB drive and this machine only has traditional BIOS. I created the bootable USB drive using dd bs=4M if=FreeBSD-12.1-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img of=/dev/sdd; sync on the Debian. The machine can boot into...