about install and removing freeBSD
defacto at home.se
Tue May 20 11:13:18 PDT 2003
At 15:52 2003-05-20 +0000, burak buyuran wrote:
> Hello freeBSD team,
> I wanna ask you some questions about installing and removing freeBSD 5.0
> for i386. I tried to install freeBSD 5.0 for i386 to one of my friends PC
> last week.I installed freeBSD 5.0 well to his PC,but i think i did
> something wrong in the partition section of installing(By the way i
> installed freeBSD 5.0 by CDrom and using "miniinst" CD ) .
> Here are my questions;
> 1-Does this installing stuff has a graphic interface?If so,how can i
> install it by using a graphical interface?
Question already answered, but no, there is no graphical installer for
FreeBSD. A lot of ppl like the curses-based installation tool better, but
IMHO, I wouldn't mind if there was a graphical installer as well... Let ppl
chose themselves what they want to use. But hey, if I want it so badly, why
don't I just make one myself? =o)
But the sysinstall interface is quite easy to use, don't be scared just
because you can't use the mouse. It's easy to follow the installation up
> 2-The partition section of the install was very complex and
> confusing,which selections and choices you advice me during that
> partition section?
...where most newcomers (and some of the more experienced users too) get
confused. FreeBSD uses the term "slice" instead of "partition". The
handbook covers this kinda neatly.
section 2.5.6 for size indications...
> 3-How can i remove(uninstall) this Operation Sytem freeBSD 5.0 from the
> drive that i installed?
Why would you want to do that?!? =o)
Well, I suppose "fdisk" or "format" would do the trick. If you want a
graphical tool for this, try Partition Magic for windows, or the Disk
Management tool in w2k/winXP.
> My questions are just 3 now :)
> I'll be glad if you consider these questions and reply to me.
> Have a nice day.
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