1. Y

    Default FreeBSD installer datasets on remaining free disk space?

    Hello, I'm trying to create a FreeBSD/Windows dual-boot setup on one of my machines (I know, I know, but I need Windows for certain tasks at my job). I have done this before by installing Windows first, leaving some free space, and then creating zfs-root and zfs-swap slices/datasets by hand in...
  2. LibreQuest

    Solved CD ISO Archive Size i386 Installer

    I have a question for the archive maintainers. Why is the i386 CD image so large? I don't have CD-R media large enough to burn the image. Anyone know why this is the case?
  3. jimkoen

    Solved Scripting the bsdinstall utility - running into problems when trying the given example from the manpage

    Hello, I am currently trying to create a custom script for bsdinstall for my server. I want to apply the partition layout for that specific machine, as well as install certain packages and create some users at install time. My end goal is to have a non-root user account created on install, as...
  4. LibreQuest

    ZFS Raid Configuration Multi Disk

    It wasn't clear to me on the installer how I would Raid-1 3 sets of drives and then Raid-0 those 3 sets. Basically 2 x Raid-1 2x Raid-1 2x Raid-1 And Raid-0 the 3 logical drives. I hope I have explained well what I am looking at doing. If this is not something that can be done from the...
  5. M

    Solved Installing FreebSD on Raspberry PI 4 B

    I have looked at a number of pages that tell me how to dd the FreeBSD RPI image to a microSD card and boot that up with the Raspberry PI 4 B. That works perfectly well. However, I am not looking to run a preinstalled microSD image but to actually install FreeBSD (to an attached SSD drive)...
  6. C

    Unattended install on FreeBSD13 with zfs/efi

    Hi, I'm trying to upgrade my set of FreeBSD12 machines to FreeBSD13. Since I use them for automatically configured jails, the host machines are basically 'reinstall to upgrade' devices on ESX. My existing installerconfig setup doesn't work: it installs but doesn't boot. I did a manual install...
  7. JMOR

    Realtek RTL 8125 2.5Gbps LAN controller.

    Let me apologize upfront if this is too much of a basic question. Sure there are enough resources out there for me to figure this one out by myself. But, I am complete newbie to BSD Unix, and some guidance may help me to speed up the process. I am trying to install FreeBSD (13.0) in my new PC...
  8. T

    Solved FreeBSD Installer Only Visible on 1/8th of the Screen

    Hello, I am trying to install FreeBSD for the first time. I burned this ISO from the FreeBSD ftp and burned it using Windows Disk Image Burner to my Windows computer's DVD drive. I then booted it onto my Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (1st Gen) using a Dell external DVD drive. I reach the bootloader...
  9. 1

    System Hardening Options Post-Install?

    The System Hardening Options presented at install time - if one wished to keep these disabled at install time and then selectively enable them after installing, what is the method for doing so? I am doing a FreeBSD 12 install and was hoping to see instructions on how to do that in the 2.8.4...
  10. Thim

    Unable to start installer

    I am new to BSD. I am having FREEBSD 12 DVD for amd64. I don't know how to get to the installer from the boot menu. What I read in the handbook I should select multiuser mode, but I always get to mountroot prompt as in the picture. Hard to believe this is all it can do on more than 3 Gigs of DVD.