By Michael Lucas, Jordan Hubbard

FreeBSD is a strong, versatile, and within your means UNIX-based working procedure, and the popular server platform for lots of firms. contains assurance of deploy, networking, add-on software program, protection, community prone, procedure functionality, kernel tweaking, dossier structures, SCSI & RAID configurations, SMP, upgrading, tracking, crash debugging, BSD within the place of work, and emulating different OSs.

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XFree86 is the GUI that generates pretty pictures on your monitor. Take my advice; don't go there now. I've had several installs fail at this point because my XFree86 configuration went bad. You can always configure X after a reboot, using xf86cfg or your preferred tool. And X isn't useful on a server, in any event. All it does is consume system resources. We aren't going to discuss X in this book. If you're really interested in X, I suggest you get The New Xfree86, by Bill Ball (Premier Press).

If you find that you need to do some configuration later, you can always reenter sysinstall: ............................................................................................... # /stand/sysinstall ............................................................................................... Throughout the course of this book, you'll learn how to work more quickly and efficiently by avoiding sysinstall and manipulating the configuration files directly. The sysinstall program can act as a crutch to get you through the worst parts, however.

5−RELEASE) in the floppies subdirectory. 88MB disks. 88MB floppy drive or a CD burner, it's useless to you. flp This disk holds some basic commands that you can use for system recovery. See Chapter 3 for more information. flp This is the boot disk image. It contains the basic kernel and will actually talk to your hardware during the installation process. flp This is the second boot disk image. It contains the programs that will be used to install FreeBSD on a compressed memory−based filesystem.

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