Hardware overvieuw

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Hardware overvieuw

Postby dobby9 » 06 Feb 2009, 13:31

After using linux fore several years now .
I like to try Freebsd
But please be patience with me do not know anything about freebsd
My MOBO is P5LD2-X/I333
CPU Intel Dual core 1.8GHZ
HD controller emulating IDE
Graphic card Nvidia 6200 Gforce
NIC Realtek
Printer Epson Syles D92
My questions are did 1) Freebsd run on this hardware
2) Install freebsd on on of this drives and
Installing GRUB or how call in Freebsd
on this drive
3 Do I to do a lot of tweaking before it runs
Thank you for reading my questions
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Postby jb_fvwm2 » 07 Feb 2009, 03:26

the hardware will probably work.
i'd use GAG rather than grub. Backup your old data first !
It should run right away but you have to install stuff, like
user's shell (zsh?)
the user(s) (non-root)
programs (/usr/ports) , the ports tree, ways to upgrade
best to see install guides on the web. They might give you
an idea how soon you'd be doing other things besides installing.
I did the initial install in 2004-2005: comparison:
weeks until windows98 modem working: 1-2
weeks until freebsd (same) modem working: 1-2
firewall, desktop, X, window manager, utility programs, etc.
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