Newbie--new install on Core 2 Duo?

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Tue Feb 13 17:41:28 UTC 2007

On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 08:53:05AM -0800, Dr. Jennifer Nussbaum wrote:

> Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at> wrote: On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 11:23:20AM +0300, Mike Barnard wrote:
> > >Ive never installed FreeBSD by myself, its always been installed for me by
> > >someone. But im planning on getting a new laptop soon, thinking of the
> > >ThinkPad T60, which now has a Intel Core 2 Due processor.
> > 
> > 
> > nice choice
> > 
> > booting FreeBSD  of the CD automatically detects the number of CPU's and
> > boots the SMP kernel config. after you do your installation, with no custom
> > kernel, it will continue to do so. the safe option is of course to build
> > your own Kernel with SMP enabled.
> > 
> Just get the FreeBSD_6.2_RELEASE_disc1.iso and do the install.
> You're not going to hurt anything.  It is going to work just fine.
> If you make a mistake, you can do it over and only lose a few minutes.
> The only little confusion might come if you are dual booting the
> machine.   Then, just make sure you create a slice for FreeBSD and
> install on the FreeBSD slice and it will work fine.
> You don't need all these other mini-FreeBSDs or playtop FreeBSDs.
> It is easy enough to just install the regular FreeBSD and you will
> learn more that way.    Anyway, it sounds like you are well beyond
> that total newbie beginner stage already
>   Jerry,
> Yes, thanks. Im a newbie to the installation of FreeBSD but i've been using
> the OS for years. So i generally understand how to upgrade ports and
> install things and all that (even if i often get stuck in details!). 
> So as i said
> to one of the other posters, i dont want some lightweight quick-start 
> version, i want the real thing, just need to know how to do it. And now i
> think i do, though i'm sure i'll be back with problems soon :-(

You will be fine.  
If you do port upgrades, you are already ahead of half the folk out there.
Have fun,


> Thanks,
> jen

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