I need help with Xfree86

Jay Moore jaymo at cromagnon.cullmail.com
Sun Apr 4 16:52:12 PDT 2004

On Sunday 04 April 2004 02:12 pm, Steven Soria wrote:
> Hi
> I installed FreeBSD and everything works fine but now I need to install
> Xfree86. Is that the only thing I need to install to be able to get into
> FreeBSD? Please help me out by telling me how to get Xfree86 and where to
> install it to so I can get it when Im trying to install it. I have FreeBSD
> on another partition but now when I go into My Computer, it doesnt show the
> partition with FreeBSD on it. How will I do it then? I have the I386
> platform. PLEASE HELP ME OUT!

This is a recommendation only, but here's what I think you should do:

Get on eBay, and buy yourself a used PC, 500 MHz - 1 GHz, 128 MB RAM, a 40 GB 
HDD, an Ethernet card and a cd-rom drive. Spend maybe $150.

While you're online, order a copy of the FreeBSD 5.2 (or 4.9) CD set. Spend 
another $40.

Once you get your PC and CD set, install FreeBSD - it's pretty simple, even if 
you don't know shit from butterbeans.

This may cost a bit more, but avoids the risk of breaking your trusty Windows 
box, while giving you an opportunity to experiment & make mistakes while you 
learn FreeBSD/Unix. And you will learn...

-- Jay

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