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  1. decuser

    how do I boot freebsd root on zfs from linux's grub

    Hi, This is a crossover question because it involves the grub boot loader from Linux and FreeBSD's kernel. I have successfully booted into FreeBSD from grub, but the process produces an environment that is not 100% consistent (upgrading using freebsd-update has an issue, described below). My...
  2. Tsuroerusu

    Installing FreeBSD under KVM with VirtIO

    This is a public "note to self" that I hope will be useful to somebody out there. This evening I wanted to install FreeBSD in a VM under KVM on a Linux VM-host. Also, when I install FreeBSD with ZFS (Read: Always), I like to partition and setup the disks by hand via the "Shell" option in the...
  3. kuroneko

    GNU/Linux, FreeBSD (and other BSD) and Free Software. Your thoughts?

    So I've been using FreeBSD in the past and didn't have much time to play with it to understand everything. At that time I had no idea what libre(free) software was and now that I looked into it I agree with the idea that we should all have the freedom to run the software for any purpose, study...
  4. Zamana

    Can mount ext2 but can't see or read files...

    Hi! I'm trying to migrate my current home DIY Nas from Ubuntu Server to FreeBSD, and I'm "stumbling on small stones" as we used to say in my native idiom. In order to backup and restore my data, I formatted some external HDDs in ext2 filesystem. They are perfectly readble/writable in Linux...
  5. Nicushor

    Linuxtracker for BSD?

    Hi, It's usual to compare BSD and Linux, one thing that stands in my eyes and just can't shake off is the existance of https://linuxtracker.org/. In the ocean of ilegal bittorrent trackers it as if throws a moral ray of light and shows off as an advantage over BSD -- as if there is not enough...
  6. R

    Help me with my problem

    I got a screenshot that i cannot post here cause supposedly it to big for the server so can ya'll email me at redeagle1998@outlook.com and i will send you the picture. Anyway let me give some background to this i work in a arcade and one of the games goes down and it happened to be temple run so...
  7. C

    How can i create bootable usb in FreeBSD?

    Hi, I installed FreeBSD 11.1 with Kde and it works. (It doesnt have gpu accelerator but works anyway) Question is how can I create bootable Windows10 usb or Ubuntu usb in FreeBSD? I downloaded the ubuntu-16.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso file. If it's possible I can download Windows10-x64.iso too. Is...
  8. skowroniasty

    Other full disk encryption software

    Helo, I want encrypt external USB drive, at this moment I use dm-crypt (XFS filesystem), but I cannot read this drive under freeBSD. Do you know any software, which can encrypt drive and it will work on Linux and FreeBSD? At this moment i think about TrueCrypt,but maybe you know something better.
  9. Donald Baud

    equivalence between FreeBSD and Ubuntu

    I recently found myself forced to work with Ubuntu. I would like to ask what are the equivalence for some common administration tasks. What is the equivalent of: /etc/rc.conf where do I add the SERVICE_ENABLE="YES" and other flags? where do I store the ethernet config on Ubuntu? I read about...
  10. K

    New user to BSD, coming from Linux

    Hi everyone, I have just started to try out FreeBSD. I'm installing xorg at the moment. I know that I'm going to run into troubles with installing stuff so I figured I'd make a thread on the forums & see what I can learn! I'm sorry if this is in the wrong section, I don't know what section...
  11. F

    NFS client hangs all the time when I enter large directory

    Hi All, I have been facing a strange problem on AWS, where I created a large FreeBSD NFS server, with the below configuration. My throughput to writing a file is 600-800 Mbps and reading files are much higher. I have no issues with throughput, but the problem is with while accessing a folder...
  12. ShelLuser

    Documentation: what sets amateurs & professionals apart...

    Note: this is a somewhat opinionated writing, but I can back up all my statements with evidence (and I will). I also want to point out that my post isn't necessarily meant to talk down on Linux (hence not mentioning it in the topic), but after seeing all this I did feel like outing a critical...
  13. A

    Multiboot on an External

    Hey all. Sorry that my first post is basically a "somebody throw me a line" post...but here goes! :-) I'm currently running 3 OS's (2x linux distributions, 1x windows os) on my laptop. I also connect a 1TB external HD to it. On this External HD, I want to run FreeBSD and likely a couple linux...
  14. kuroneko

    Why FreeBSD over Linux for desktop?

    Hello everyone. I would like to know why would FreeBSD be a better choice than Linux. I currently have Linux (Debian). So I would like to know what are the benefits of using FreeBSD as a desktop over Linux. The things I do pretty much are programming and digital art(when I feel like it), I don't...
  15. J

    Help, Only root can use linux-oracle-jdk

    I've install linux-oracle-jdk, and i find i can run "java -version" with root user, but with other user, "java -version" command has no reposonse. Could anyone tell me what's wrong with it?
  16. U

    BTRFS deprecated in Redhat

    Looks like Redhat have stopped any further updates to BTRFS and will be removing it in the next major version. https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/html/7.4_Release_Notes/chap-Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux-7.4_Release_Notes-Deprecated_Functionality.html Not that...
  17. ompadu

    Install package as a dependency

    Hello, I am coming from Arch Linux and I am trying to find the correct pkg flag to replicate the pacman -S --asdeps package_name behavior. Context on what this command is and what am I trying to achieve from the pacman wiki: Translating from Arch Linux to FreeBSD: opphan packages in Arch are...
  18. fort77

    hardware support and Linux

    I have a two questions about the status and future of hardware support (most commonly video cards and wireless) on FreeBSD. These are general questions and I felt they probably belonged here not in a sub-category. 1- Does Linux have better access/availability of drivers compared to FreeBSD? I...
  19. A

    Solved Cannot launch linux-rtcw - error while loading shared libraries

    I have installed the port linux-rtcw and copied the .pak files. But it fails to launch with the following errors: noob@freebsd-pc:~/Downloads/Return to Castle Wolfenstein % wolf ./wolf: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file...
  20. scrappywan

    Other Desktop environments with best support moving forward

    I have been pondering for a while now which desktop environment FreeBSD users consider the best choice for today and in the future. It looks as though desktop environments created primarily for Linux such as Gnome and KDE may become more difficult, if not impossible to keep up to date for...
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