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    newbie freebsd installation


    hi,

    I'm starting out on freebsd and coming from a brief time from RH linux. I got a 4.5 STABLE ISO of freebsd but i'm not sure how should i install it. When partitioning my hd, is it different from linux?

    Is there a installation guide that i can refer to perhaps?

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    >> Is there a installation guide that i can refer to perhaps?

    Yep, go to www.freebsd.org .. Itself already got great handbook..
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    There is a readme.txt here that you might find useful!

    Good luck
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    thanks, it's taking be a bit longer than i thougth though.

    i'm trying to decide how to partition my HD, since each hd can only have 4 slices but each slice can have any number of logical drives.

    I have 2 20Gb EIDE HDs, what is the best way to partition them?

    this box will run, apache, php, firebird, qmail+imap, some sort of webmail, ftp, samba, maybe dns(do i need it even?)

    and it'll be hooked up to my cable connection via dhcp.

    how should i partition it?
    any comments would be helpful..

    thanks
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    >> thanks, it's taking be a bit longer than i thougth though.

    No worry, when you learn more on BSD and you will find out it's much easier than Linux.. That's from my experience..

    >> I have 2 20Gb EIDE HDs, what is the best way to partition them?

    I don't know, never have done with two HDD but you can take the look at freebsd's good advice about partition at partition advice .. Maybe, you can set /www for apache's docroot, /var/db for databases and /some/path for ftp in second HDD..

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