Getting into FreeBSD (previously no subject)

Tim McCormick tim at
Fri Jun 8 21:52:23 BST 2007

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On Thursday 07 June 2007 04:49, David Birch wrote:
> Hey,
> I'm studying my first year of Forensic Computing at Staffordshire
> University and thought it about time I made myself familiar with a UNIX
> variant. I searched online and came across FreeBSD which I've now set my
> heart upon becoming familiar with. I've got a HP nx6325 laptop computer
> with AMD Turion 64 X2 processor. I've re-jigged my disk with partition
> manager and left ~60gigs running windows and set aside ~20gigs for a
> FreeBSD installation, but I'm scared! I've read a lot of complicated
> sounding horror stories and detailed fixes for some errors HP has
> apparently allowed to slip through the net with regards the BIOS and ACPI?
> My question is, has anyone got any experience of installing freebsd on an
> nx6325 and could they please talk me through what I'll need to do in order
> to get the basics up and running in real simple terms - kinda an idiots
> guide. _________________________________________________________________

Hey David,

You might want to try out PC-BSD. It's FreeBSD, but pre-configured for a=20
desktop environment. It also includes a handful of extra GUI tools to help=
you on your way :)

Give me a shout if it gives you any trouble!



Tim McCormick
tim at

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