Freebsd-users digest, Vol 1 #1845 - 2 msgs

ed joyce edjoycearthurnet at yahoo.co.uk
Tue May 24 01:02:39 BST 2005


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Does anyone know how to burn a FreeBSD iso with changes. What I actually want to do is to is put my own version of TWM on but in order to get started simply I changed the points of beasties fork around and burnt the result in Magiciso. It booted but then said cannot find kernel. I thought it was a checksum issue but when I burnt it at an identical size it came to the same result.
 
Any help appreciated
 
Ed Joyce

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Today's Topics:

1. Potential new user (Adrian Fisher)
2. Re: Potential new user (Dominic Marks)

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Message: 1
Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 16:03:46 +0100
From: Adrian Fisher 
Reply-To: Adrian Fisher 
To: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org
Subject: Potential new user

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Hello all :)

I am interested in using FreeBSD but don't know if my computer will run it=
=20
and I am new to Unix (XP Home at present). I want to use it on my laptop=20
(Systemax P4 2.8GHz CPU, 1GB Ram with a Radeon 9000 video card (non-shared=
=20
memory) and 60GB HDD.

Due to being intended for installation on my laptop I wish to make it as=20
secure as possible and use an encrypted file-system if possible. I am=20
currently learning Java and JSP so will need the latest releases for those.=
=20
I will also need Asian language support because of plans to include=20
languages such as Chinese and Japanese text in my sites as well as=20
characters in European languages such as French and Spanish that are not=20
found in English.
Can FreeBSD be run directly off a CD/DVD like some Linux distro's and=20
NetBSD can?
What about playing DVD films?
How newbie friendly is it?
Does it have graphical installation?
How do the official box-sets and download versions differ?
Please help.
Thanks in advance.
A.

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Hello all :)

I am interested in using FreeBSD but don't know if=
my computer will run it and I am new to Unix (XP Home at present). &n=
bsp;I want to use it on my laptop (Systemax P4 2.8GHz CPU, 1GB Ram with a R=
adeon 9000 video card (non-shared memory) and 60GB HDD.


Due to being intended for installation on my laptop I wish to make =
it as secure as possible and use an encrypted file-system if possible. =
; I am currently learning Java and JSP so will need the latest release=
s for those.  I will also need Asian language support because of plans=
to include languages such as Chinese and Japanese text in my sites as well=
as characters in European languages such as French and Spanish that are no=
t found in English.


 

Can FreeBSD be run directly off a CD/DVD like some Linux distro's =
;and NetBSD can?

What about playing DVD films?

How newbie friendly is it?

Does it have graphical installation?

How do the official box-sets and download versions differ?

 

Please help.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

A.

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Message: 2
From: Dominic Marks 
Organization: GoodforBusiness.co.uk
To: Adrian Fisher 
Subject: Re: Potential new user
Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 17:30:46 +0100
Cc: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org

On Monday 02 May 2005 16:03, Adrian Fisher wrote:
> Hello all :)
>
> I am interested in using FreeBSD but don't know if my computer will run it
> and I am new to Unix (XP Home at present). I want to use it on my laptop
> (Systemax P4 2.8GHz CPU, 1GB Ram with a Radeon 9000 video card (non-shared
> memory) and 60GB HDD.

Vastly over powered :)

> Due to being intended for installation on my laptop I wish to make it as
> secure as possible and use an encrypted file-system if possible. I am

GBDE is good and quite easy to setup.

> currently learning Java and JSP so will need the latest releases for those. 

Java is one area in which FreeBSD is comparatively weak. Blame Sun.

> I will also need Asian language support because of plans to include
> languages such as Chinese and Japanese text in my sites as well as
> characters in European languages such as French and Spanish that are not
> found in English.

FreeBSD is popular in Asia and Central Europe so this should be ok.

> Can FreeBSD be run directly off a CD/DVD like some Linux distro's and
> NetBSD can?

Check out FreeSBIE.

> What about playing DVD films?

mplayer.

> How newbie friendly is it?

I think its quite user friendly. The handbook / google / manual pages or even 
IRC can provide answers to most questions. If not there are lots of mailing 
lists for specific issues.

> Does it have graphical installation?

Yes! Graphics are used to draw the text.

> How do the official box-sets and download versions differ?

One supports FreeBSD development, I presume. I don't think that the CDs are 
modified, but I can't confirm that.

> Please help.
> Thanks in advance.
> A.

Hope you enjoy FreeBSD,
-- 
Dominic
GoodforBusiness.co.uk
I.T. Services for SMEs in the UK.



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<DIV>Does anyone know how to burn a FreeBSD iso with changes. What I actually want to do is to is put my own version of TWM on but in order to get started simply I changed the points of beasties fork around and burnt the result in Magiciso. It booted but then said cannot find kernel. I thought it was a checksum issue but when I burnt it at an identical size it came to the same result.</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Any help appreciated</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Ed Joyce<BR><BR><B><I>freebsd-users-request at uk.freebsd.org</I></B> wrote:</DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE class=replbq style="BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Send Freebsd-users mailing list submissions to<BR>freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org<BR><BR>To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit<BR>http://listserver.uk.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-users<BR>or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to<BR>freebsd-users-request at uk.freebsd.org<BR><BR>You can reach the person managing the list at<BR>freebsd-users-admin at uk.freebsd.org<BR><BR>When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific<BR>than "Re: Contents of Freebsd-users digest..."<BR><BR><BR>Today's Topics:<BR><BR>1. Potential new user (Adrian Fisher)<BR>2. Re: Potential new user (Dominic Marks)<BR><BR>--__--__--<BR><BR>Message: 1<BR>Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 16:03:46 +0100<BR>From: Adrian Fisher <LORDALBION at GMAIL.COM><BR>Reply-To: Adrian Fisher <LORDALBION at GMAIL.COM><BR>To: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org<BR>Subject: Potential new
 user<BR><BR>------=_Part_5949_14949503.1115046226372<BR>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1<BR>Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable<BR>Content-Disposition: inline<BR><BR>Hello all :)<BR><BR>I am interested in using FreeBSD but don't know if my computer will run it=<BR>=20<BR>and I am new to Unix (XP Home at present). I want to use it on my laptop=20<BR>(Systemax P4 2.8GHz CPU, 1GB Ram with a Radeon 9000 video card (non-shared=<BR>=20<BR>memory) and 60GB HDD.<BR><BR>Due to being intended for installation on my laptop I wish to make it as=20<BR>secure as possible and use an encrypted file-system if possible. I am=20<BR>currently learning Java and JSP so will need the latest releases for those.=<BR>=20<BR>I will also need Asian language support because of plans to include=20<BR>languages such as Chinese and Japanese text in my sites as well as=20<BR>characters in European languages such as French and Spanish that are not=20<BR>found in English.<BR>Can FreeBSD be
  run
 directly off a CD/DVD like some Linux distro's and=20<BR>NetBSD can?<BR>What about playing DVD films?<BR>How newbie friendly is it?<BR>Does it have graphical installation?<BR>How do the official box-sets and download versions differ?<BR>Please help.<BR>Thanks in advance.<BR>A.<BR><BR>------=_Part_5949_14949503.1115046226372<BR>Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1<BR>Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable<BR>Content-Disposition: inline<BR><BR>
<DIV>Hello all :)<BR><BR>I am interested in using FreeBSD but don't know if=<BR>my computer will run it and I am new to Unix (XP Home at present).&nbsp;&amp;n=<BR>bsp;I want to use it on my laptop (Systemax P4 2.8GHz CPU, 1GB Ram with a R=<BR>adeon 9000 video card (non-shared memory) and 60GB HDD.<BR><BR><BR>Due to being intended for installation on my laptop I wish to make =<BR>it as secure as possible and use an encrypted file-system if possible.&nbsp;=<BR>;&nbsp;I am currently learning Java and JSP so will need the latest release=<BR>s for those.&nbsp; I will also need Asian language support because of plans=<BR>to include languages such as Chinese and Japanese text in my sites as well=<BR>as characters in European languages such as French and Spanish that are no=<BR>t found in English.<BR></DIV><BR>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV><BR>
<DIV>Can FreeBSD be run directly off a CD/DVD like some Linux distro's&nbsp;=<BR>;and NetBSD can?</DIV><BR>
<DIV>What about playing DVD films?</DIV><BR>
<DIV>How newbie friendly is it?</DIV><BR>
<DIV>Does it have graphical installation?</DIV><BR>
<DIV>How do the official box-sets and download versions differ?</DIV><BR>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV><BR>
<DIV>Please help.</DIV><BR>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV><BR>
<DIV>Thanks in advance.</DIV><BR>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV><BR>
<DIV>A.</DIV><BR>------=_Part_5949_14949503.1115046226372--<BR><BR><BR>--__--__--<BR><BR>Message: 2<BR>From: Dominic Marks <DOM at GOODFORBUSINESS.CO.UK><BR>Organization: GoodforBusiness.co.uk<BR>To: Adrian Fisher <LORDALBION at GMAIL.COM><BR>Subject: Re: Potential new user<BR>Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 17:30:46 +0100<BR>Cc: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org<BR><BR>On Monday 02 May 2005 16:03, Adrian Fisher wrote:<BR>&gt; Hello all :)<BR>&gt;<BR>&gt; I am interested in using FreeBSD but don't know if my computer will run it<BR>&gt; and I am new to Unix (XP Home at present). I want to use it on my laptop<BR>&gt; (Systemax P4 2.8GHz CPU, 1GB Ram with a Radeon 9000 video card (non-shared<BR>&gt; memory) and 60GB HDD.<BR><BR>Vastly over powered :)<BR><BR>&gt; Due to being intended for installation on my laptop I wish to make it as<BR>&gt; secure as possible and use an encrypted file-system if possible. I am<BR><BR>GBDE is good and quite easy to setup.<BR><BR>&gt; currently learning Java and JSP 
 so will
 need the latest releases for those. <BR><BR>Java is one area in which FreeBSD is comparatively weak. Blame Sun.<BR><BR>&gt; I will also need Asian language support because of plans to include<BR>&gt; languages such as Chinese and Japanese text in my sites as well as<BR>&gt; characters in European languages such as French and Spanish that are not<BR>&gt; found in English.<BR><BR>FreeBSD is popular in Asia and Central Europe so this should be ok.<BR><BR>&gt; Can FreeBSD be run directly off a CD/DVD like some Linux distro's and<BR>&gt; NetBSD can?<BR><BR>Check out FreeSBIE.<BR><BR>&gt; What about playing DVD films?<BR><BR>mplayer.<BR><BR>&gt; How newbie friendly is it?<BR><BR>I think its quite user friendly. The handbook / google / manual pages or even <BR>IRC can provide answers to most questions. If not there are lots of mailing <BR>lists for specific issues.<BR><BR>&gt; Does it have graphical installation?<BR><BR>Yes! Graphics are used to draw the text.<BR><BR>&gt; How do th
 e
 official box-sets and download versions differ?<BR><BR>One supports FreeBSD development, I presume. I don't think that the CDs are <BR>modified, but I can't confirm that.<BR><BR>&gt; Please help.<BR>&gt; Thanks in advance.<BR>&gt; A.<BR><BR>Hope you enjoy FreeBSD,<BR>-- <BR>Dominic<BR>GoodforBusiness.co.uk<BR>I.T. Services for SMEs in the UK.<BR><BR><BR><BR>--__--__--<BR><BR>------ FreeBSD UK User's Group - Mailing List ------<BR>http://listserver.uk.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-users<BR><BR>End of Freebsd-users Digest<BR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>
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