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By Dru Lavigne

This publication is the final word reference for either novices and gear clients to PC-BSD—the unfastened, easy-to-use working procedure in response to FreeBSD. latest energy clients will the right way to glance lower than the hood and give a contribution to the worldwide PC-BSD neighborhood. PC-BSD is popping right into a uncomplicated substitute to Linux at the desktop.* get pleasure from safe, virus-free computing* speedy develop into an influence userWhat you’ll examine* the way to thoroughly customise your laptop to fit your character and speedy entry your favourite functions* how to define and set up caliber, no-cost software program* the way to retain your process safe, virus-free, and recent* the right way to practice universal initiatives corresponding to enjoying tune and video, sharing documents, and gaming* tips to combine the PC-BSD computing device into your community* the way to develop into a part of the PC-BSD group[

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24 CHAPTER 2 ■ INSTALLING PC-BSD If your computer is attached to the Internet via an Ethernet network card, you can install the system from a server on the Internet or from a specified server (for example, a server at work or school that has been set up for this purpose). If your Internet provider provides your computer with a network address automatically (most do), keep the default setting of AUTO-DHCP and click Next. The installer will attempt to connect to the Internet and, if successful, will fill in the Select Installation Source screen, seen in Figure 2-12, for you.

Use your up arrow to highlight the Extras menu and press Enter. Press Enter again to start the Hardware Detection Tool (HDT). ■ Tip Parted Magic also provides a graphical interface to show you your hardware, but that tool may not give you all of the information you’ll need about your video card. You can now use your up and down arrow keys to highlight entries, and your left and right arrow keys to move between menus. Use the right arrow key to expand a menu and the left arrow key to go back. You should write down the following information: Disks ➤ Disk 1: Make note of the size of the disk.

Com CHAPTER 2 ■■■ Installing PC-BSD PC-BSD was designed to be easy to install. Even if you’ve never installed an operating system before, the default settings provided by the installer will allow for a quick and successful PC-BSD installation. If you have a spare computer and a PC-BSD DVD, you can install and start using PC-BSD in under 30 minutes. This chapter is designed for both novice and advanced users. If you don’t know what you’re doing and are afraid of losing the data on your computer, start with the section “Using the Live DVD” later in this chapter.

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