New Installation

Manish Jain bourne.identity at
Tue Sep 5 16:44:59 UTC 2017

Absolutely right.

Just download and install 10.x/11.x (preferably optical media installer 
- one of the .disc images)

My suggestions for installation :

1) disable UEFI in the motherboard BIOS settings.
2) Prefer UFS as filesystem - easier and more stable compared to ZFS.
3) prefer MBR slices to GPT partitions. Since you are coming from Vista, 
you probably already are using MBR slices. At installation time, you can 
delete the Vista slice, and in its place create a BSD slice (e.g. 
ada0s1) with nested FreeBSD partitions (ada0s1a -> freebsd-ufs, 30 GB+; 
optional ada0s1b -> freebsd-swap, 1 GB+)

If you run into problems, message me and/or the forum.

Manish Jain

On 09/05/17 18:47, John Chapman wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a well used laptop that had Windows Vista on when I bought it. As you know Windows no longer supports Vista and I don't see the point in upgrading at great expense.
> Is it possible to just uninstall Windows and download FreeBSD. My only real needs for Window was the Office function and I believe all that is covered by Free BSD,isn't it?
> If installation is that easy, can you send a link I can download. I am based in the UK
> Kind regards,
> John
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