installation

  1. decuser

    zfs partitioning during installation advice

    I've been using Freebsd to serve my git repo and rsync needs as well as desktop for a few years without any problems using the default partitioning scheme from Freebsd 9, then 10. I recently upgraded to 11, and everything seems to be working fine. Never one to let things be, I am considering...
  2. S

    Installer is not recognizing host drives.

    I have a server that I am trying to install FreeBSD on using the FreeBSD-11.0-RELEASE-amd64-memstick image (the server does not have a CD drive). All the hard drives (only a couple of SSDs for now) are on a backplane attached to two Adaptec 5405z adapters. The drives are initialized and set up...
  3. I

    Alternative Boot Loader

    Is there an alternate boot loader? BTX gets going enough to print it's version (1.02) and maintain a blinking cursor but beyond that it doesn't actually do anything. I was searching for a solution and it seems that this was not an issue with the earlier version of BTX. It seems that I would need...
  4. M

    FreeBSD 10.3/11.0-RELEASE (amd64) IMG/ISO not USB bootable

    Hi! I've been using FreeBSD 9 on a fairly old computer based on Intel® DG45FC motherboard, with a Celeron 64bit CPU. After 3 years lying there gathering dust, I've decided to repurpose it and run the latest release. So far, I've been unsuccessful at booting FreeBSD 10.3/11.0-RELEASE (AMD64)...
  5. Allan

    Change the name of the Printer

    I am in the process of setting up/learning FreeBSD as a desktop OS, so please forgive me if I am not using correct terminology. I have my Lexmark E260dn (networked) printer setup and working. It prints both plain text, and PostScript files with no problem. Using lpr I can send jobs with no...
  6. L

    Solved How to install FreeBSD onto an extended partition.

    A long time ago I created a virtual machine in VirtualBox that allows me to install a new operating system inside it, and then be able to boot the host into that same OS. It's using a rawdisk vmdk. I've installed and used Fedora, Arch, and Debian in that fashion. I'd like to do the same with...
  7. E

    FreeBSD on Macbook 12"

    Hi, I'm trying to install FreeBSD 11 on my Macbook 12" retina, but I encountered the following problem: once the system loads and appears the Welcome Menu, where I can chose between install, shell or LiveCD, I cannot move on because the keyboard is not working. The only key working, luckily, is...
  8. Manuel Solis

    Solved Trying to install FreeBSD 11 on Laptop Samsung NP300V4A

    Dear FreeBSD Support Team: Last year I upgraded the hardware in this Samsung NP300V4A by adding a 500 GB SSD and 12 GB RAM. So I decided to install FreeBSD 10.3, in that try I had problems installing it from the USB due to display errors at the moment of enter option 1 in the splash screen of...
  9. IPTRACE

    Windows10 stops installation on bhyve

    Hello! I've tried to run Windows10Pro on bhyve. I've used https://wiki.freebsd.org/bhyve/Windows as good guide but after running installation as below sudo bhyve \ -c 1 \ -s 0,hostbridge \ -s 3,ahci-hd,/data/windows.img \ -s 4,ahci-cd,/data2/Windows10Pro/win10x64pl.iso...
  10. M

    FreeBSD 10.3 Installation stuck at Welcome

    Hi, I am totally new to FreeBSD. I was trying to install FreeBSD 10.3 using usb stick, but got stuck at welcome screen. I can't select any option, only can restart using Ctrl+Alt+Del. I had written...
  11. L

    Is VMWare img different from installed version?

    Hi I am totally new to FreeBSD. I am normally using MacOS and Windows, and have also some experience with Linux on Embedded devices. I had expected the img to be similar to an installed Ubuntu, but it did not even have X installed. During the installation of the xorg and laer firefox I came...
  12. H

    Installation problem, booting from cd hangs at Pci0: <ACPI PCI BUS> on PCI 0

    I'm trying to install FreeBSD 10.3 (amd64) from a CD on Thunder h2000M (S3992) (it is an old motherboard) but it hangs at this line. kbd1 at kbdmux0 acpi0: (110508 RSDT1625) on motherboard acpi0: Power Button (fixed) acpi0: Sleep Button (fixed) cpu0: (ACPI CPU) on acpi0 cpul: (ACPI CPU) on...
  13. mortezaraeisi

    BTX halted

    I'm trying to install FreeBSD-10.3 (FreeBSD-10.3-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1.iso) It's done on vmware virtual machine (with windows 10 host), but when I'm trying to install it on my notebook (ACER 5738z, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 250GB HDD, INTEL PENTIUM DUAL-CORE 14200) from burned DVD, I see this messages: -> SATA...
  14. V

    FreeBSD on Thinkpad T460

    Hi, I am considering the Thinkpad T460 as my next laptop. Could anyone please let me know about the hardware support? Would it be a decent choice to run FreeBSD on? The T460 is not listed here, any input would be helpful. Thanks.
  15. M

    powerd failure

    Hi there, At startup always I got error powerd: no cpu freq(4) /etc/rc: failed to start powerd. Thanks.
  16. T

    Solved Mac Mini 3,1 -- Installation of 10.3-Release

    Any version of FreeBSD post 9.1-Release (both i386 and amd64) fails to install on my late 2009 Mac Mini hardware version 3,1. The problem would appear to be the GPT boot partition code that FreeBSD installs. It changed from 64KB to 512KB at some point after 9.1-Release. Up and until after...
  17. amiramix

    pipelight and playonbsd

    Port emulators/playonbsd depends on emulators/i386-wine-devel and emulators/pipelight depends on emulators/i386-wine-staging. So when I want to install pipelight pkg asks me to uninstall playonbsd. Does it mean playonbsd is incompatible with pipelight? Are two versions of wine really necessary...
  18. joholo

    Solved Zfs striped mirror install

    Hello FreeBSD community, Next week I will be building my server, which will run FreeBSD (I come from a Linux background). So I was doing some testing in a VM with FreeBSD. So my server will have 4 harddrives which will be setup in a striped mirror (raid10). So I tried to install FreeBSD on 4...
  19. E

    FreeBSD 10.2 Install with GPT and GMIRROR

    Hello, I have recently hit a snare with a recent installation and was hoping that I might be able to get some help here. I understand that GPT and gmirror do not get along, however there is a work around that had currently worked for me on 9.0. This no longer works for me and I was wondering...
  20. K

    Installs but isn't a terminal

    I've installed FreeBSD-10.2-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1.iso about 15 times now. The checksum on the iso is good. The first time was encouraging until it quit letting me in. On the third day (that would be six or seven restarts after halt -p shut downs. It quit being a terminal. Upon startup the...
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