April 28th, 2002, 08:47 PM
newbie freebsd installation
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?
I know nothing
April 28th, 2002, 10:55 PM
>> Is there a installation guide that i can refer to perhaps?
Yep, go to www.freebsd.org .. Itself already got great handbook..
April 29th, 2002, 05:41 PM
There is a readme.txt here that you might find useful!
April 29th, 2002, 10:14 PM
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..
I know nothing
April 29th, 2002, 10:44 PM
>> 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..