10 years of "The Complete FreeBSD"

Parv parv at pair.com
Fri Feb 24 13:34:36 PST 2006

in message <20060224010027.GF65002 at wantadilla.lemis.com>,
wrote Greg 'groggy' Lehey thusly...
> Ten years ago today, on 24 February 1996, I submitted for publication
> the final version of the first ever book on FreeBSD, "Installing and
> Using FreeBSD".  It was later renamed to "The Complete FreeBSD".
> I have always retained full rights to the book, and for today I've
> decided to release it for download under the Creative Commons
> license.  See more at http://www.lemis.com/grog/Documentation/CFBSD/.

Hi Greg,

I started w/ FreeBSD 3.4.  Along with the 4+ CD set, i also bought
your book (1st or 2d ed.).  That book helped me in my first few
years, mainly w/ slicing, booting, custom kernel compiling, and
possibly installing software from ports.

Later, when using 4.x at some point, i referred to it when i was
trying to load kernel or set the root partition to boot from (don't
remember exactly).

I would recommend your book to someone who would be starting afresh
w/ FreeBSD.  (Then again, i have not read other recent books on

Thanks for your contribution.

  - Parv


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