Hi everyone, I hope I found the right group. Man, there are a TON of
Anyway, I am BRAND NEW to FreeBSD, trying to get a server or two up
and running for my personal use and who knows, maybe run a Quake3
server off of one of them when and if I ever get any of this figured
I am from the Windows world, now a decent amount there. At least
enough to do desktop support. My Unix knowledge is pretty much ZERO
so I thought I would try to find some support in the NGs. Does anyone
have some suggestions as to other NGs I could join for FreeBSD for
absolute newbies if this is the wrong group?
I am reading the newbie guides and the FreeBSD manual as I go (Haven't
gotten to far, just started it today, doing a install over the
internet on one of my servers as we speak). Hopefully I won't be
asking to many stupid questions but I am finding that even the newbie
guides tend to lean towards you deducing or knowing some stuff
Anyway, let me at least get this install going. Nice to meet all of
you and maybe one day, I can start answering other people's questions
instead of asking them.
Just for Starters, though.......
Using the 2 disk Net Install Method.
After the disks load, I go to the Device Driver list and remove all
Drivers for components that aren't in my system. It doesn't see my
Sound card, though. No biggy, not like I need it... at least not yet.
Do the Standard Installation.
Set partitions on my two HDs 4.3gig, 3.4 gig. Use all the space
/swap = 256M (twice my ram)
/ = remaining space on the 4.3
/ftp = 3.4 gig (2nd drive, want to set up an ftp server)
For the Distribution, I am just installing EVERYTHING, I know it will
take longer, but hopefully it will save me time in the future.
Alright, it is installing... will have more questions on post