bsd install

Brandon helsley brandon.helsley at
Tue May 5 18:53:22 UTC 2020

Do I need to go through the whole installer. Once I submit it will make the changes without wiping my disc?

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On Tue, 5 May 2020 18:21:42 +0000, Brandon helsley wrote:
> Can I reenter the installer and configure the network automatically
> again and exit without doing an entire reinstall?

Yes, you can install the installer by entering the command

        # bsdinstall

at the console.

> I screwed up my network connection with ifconfig but don't know
> what to do?

You can use the ifconfig tool to change your network settings
and make them permanent by editing /etc/rc.conf accordingly.
The installer will just append changed settings to that file.


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