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    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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
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    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...
  5. 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...
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    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...
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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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    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...
  9. mcjames

    Installing FreeBSD 12.1 on old legecy bios laptop

    I dd the FreeBSD-12.1-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img to a usb stick and then tried to boot. It got stuck after I selected option 1 multi user from freebsd boot screen. it shows loading kernel ... and hangs. what's the problem? the laptop in question is a Dell core 2 Duo with Bios and no UFI...
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    No network interface when installing

    I'm installing FreeBSD 12.1 in a laptop, and when the installation prompts to configure the network (IPv4/IPv6), no adapter appears. I entered another tty (Alt+F4) and run ifconfig, where only lo0 device shows up. Any idea on how to make it recognize the WiFi card?
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    Can't See the Installation GUI on Thinkpad

    Hi, I'm having trouble installing FreeBSD 12.1 on my ThinkPad T430. Flashing the OS on a USB and DVD give the same result: a tiny installation window on the top of the screen (see image). Everything seems to work, but I just can't see what I'm doing. I've also tried plugging in another monitor...
  12. Allan

    Best Practice Advice - Install script and config variables

    I'm attempting to script (bash) the post installation settings of FreeBSD. I'm trying to programmatically write the settings to /etc/rc.conf, /boot/loader.conf, /etc/sysctl.conf, /etc/devfs.conf, etc. just to name a few. I'm even trying to programmatically create .profile and other skeleton...
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    FreeBSD 12.1 Release Signed Checksum Signatures Good Signature but key expired.

    Hi All, When I verify the FreeBSD 12.1 Release signed checksum signature using gpg it say good signature but the key has expired. I tried it with -
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    FreeBSD 12.0 for PPC does not support my DVD-ROM -> Can't Install!!

    My wonderful Apple PowerPC G5 has got a non-Apple DVD-Burner . The Apple OS-X 10.5 (Leopard) installation CD DOES boot from it. However, FreeBSD 12.0 for PPC does NOT boot from this DVD-ROM. To make this a real problem, the MAC PowerPC Firmware does not boot from USB, either. How can I get...
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    WANTED: Mac mini users

    I am in the process of updating the FreeBSD Wiki and would like to hear from any Mac mini users with hardware models: * macmini1,1 (2006) * macmini4,1 (2010) * macmini6,1 (2012) * macmini7,1 (2014) * macmini8,1 (2018) Specifically: * Does the IR daemon utility aird(1) from...
  16. GeorgeK

    How to install over an older system but keep disk partitions?

    Hello, I have an old FreeBSD system (running 9.3-RELEASE) that I would like to update to the latest 12.0. Trying a "live USB" it seems that the new system would work OK. In the current installation I have a specific partitioning scheme on the boot disk (SSD) and several HDDs configured for ZFS...
  17. Bourbon

    FreeBSD 12.0 install from DVD aborts

    Hi All, We have a nice guy making videos to introduce FreeBSD on YouTube, final result after watching his channel has been the wish of trying 12.0 apparently more user friendly than the previous ones. Got DVD but boot process aborts whitout any warning after some lines; I am in UEFI environment...
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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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    Failure to install FreeBSD-11.0-bootonly on my VPS

    I use as my provider and want to install FreeBSD on the server. I can see that they have the operating system in the dropdown menu, so I do not have to download it myself. However, when I go through the installation I have to set up the internet connection. The information I have...
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    Can't install FreeBSD 11.2 (After installation the system won't boot!)

    I tried to install FreeBSD on a PC, which had Windows 10 on it. at first i installed FreeBSD using UFS file system and everything was Ok and it installed, then for some reasons i needed the ZFS file system, but after installing, it said: No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key...