1. K

    FreeBSD on ZFS without Boot and Swap.

    Hi! First of all, I am complete newbie in FreeBSD. I would like to install FreeBSD on ZFS. Modern installer have everything to install FreeBSD on ZFS without any problems, but I have a one "Ideafix", if you know what I mean. I want to remove Boot and Swap partitions from ZFS pool(RAIDZ1) and...
  2. G

    FreeBSD does not boot after installing on external hdd

    I trying install FreeBSD to external HDD from memstick. OS successfully installed, but when I tried to boot absolutely nothing happens. Something like computer tries to find another disk to boot system. In process of installing I choosed Auto(UFS) partition and MBR partition scheme. Nothing...
  3. X

    GELI, change default integrity algorithm at installation time

    Intro: Hi, I'm about to switch to FreeBSD for main dailly desktop usage, and I'm concerned about my data and slightly about performance. Context: My machine is 64bit and i know (based on what I've read online) that, SHA-512 is faster than SHA-256 on a 64bit system. Goal: So, i was wondering if...
  4. C

    Installation succeeds but not bootloader

    I have a machine which previously dual-booted Windows 10 and GhostBSD, using rEFInd (which was installed by the GhostBSD installer). I'm trying to wipe the machine and install a fresh copy of FreeBSD 13.1 as the only OS on the machine. (I used GhostBSD to figure out some hardware stuff and...
  5. B

    How do I factory reset FreeBSD?

    On Windows (the OS I'm most familiar with) you can factory restore the system so that it appears in the same way that it did when Windows was first installed. Is this an option for FreeBSD? I cluttered my system pretty bad when I was first learning and I want to start over without deleting and...
  6. F

    ahcich1: Timeout on slot n port 0 interrupting FreeBSD 13.1 install.

    Hello, I'm trying to install FreeBSD 13.1 on a Lenovo E545 Laptop. A SunplusIT Inc. integrated camera is interrupting installation. Initially I get: Root mount waiting for:CAM Root mount waiting for:ahcich1: Timeout on slot n port 0 After 2-3 screens of timeouts, the install menu appears and...
  7. byrnejb

    qemu Linux vm with virt-manager, problems with install/post install.

    I created a vm for 'rocky linux' using virt-manager. A virtual console was presented and the install was completed normally. When I rebooted from the console the machine evidently restarted and is currently running. However, I cannot get a console window to open. The virt-manager display...
  8. Sivan!

    Solved BSD hypervisor

    # The thread was opened with the idea of installing Bhyve-server in an old amd server with 13.1 command line, the first few posts relate to the errors / limitations during install in that server. After that I moved on to install in in a desktop with kde5. The errors mentioned in the first few...
  9. A

    Is it possible to install from a running system?

    Would it work If I do the installation manually like creating BSD disklabel/UFS partitions, doing tar -xf base.txz kernel.txz onto new root, running grub-mkconfig and then running bsdconfig once I boot into the new OS?
  10. I

    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?
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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.
  20. W

    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...