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    FreeBSD 4.11 or 5.3


    I am about to dl BSD for the first time. I am very interested in DragonFlyBSD; however, since FreeBSD was recommended to me earlier in this forum I wish to try it first and to learn the strings.

    Now I went to the ftp to dl FreeBSD and I figured that 5.3 would be the newer version but there is a version 4.11 that has a newer timestamp on it.

    What do you guys recommend?
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    5.3 is now considered the STABLE branch of FreeBSD, so it is recommended. With 5.2.1 and earlier, 4.x was considered the STABLE and 5.x was the new technology release, buth this has changed since the release of 5.3

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    ah, ok thanks man, yay! time to dl
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    By the way, you can probably save yourself some time and blank CDs by only downloading and burning the first CD. Disc 2 is a LiveCD for diagnostics, etc. and I've never really had to use that.

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    so I don't need

    There are also: disc2.iso
    miniinst.iso
    bootonly.iso

    ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by genesus
    so I don't need

    There are also: disc2.iso
    miniinst.iso
    bootonly.iso

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    Correct, you only need disc1.iso. miniinst is just what it says it is - a minimum install. bootonly.iso is also self-explanatory - a boot only CD.

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    If FTP presents problems, I've had better luck with BitTorrent:

    http://people.freebsd.org/~scottl/5.3-torrent/

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    One big diffrence is that 5.3 is Xorg and 4.11 is XFree. They also removed the X configuration tool from the install proccess and all x configuration is done be editing the config files. I liked the x configuration tool with the earlier branch because it gave you something close to edit instead of starting from scratch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by copycon
    One big diffrence is that 5.3 is Xorg and 4.11 is XFree. They also removed the X configuration tool from the install proccess and all x configuration is done be editing the config files. I liked the x configuration tool with the earlier branch because it gave you something close to edit instead of starting from scratch.
    All the installer did was:
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    xorgcfg -textmode
    True that it might be nice to do it for you, and FBSD newbs probably don't know they need to do this, but think about it - Xorg isn't part of the base system, it's third party software. There's no need for the FBSD installer to do anything for the user with regard to third party apps.

    BTW, it was 5.2.1 --> 5.3 in which xorgcfg -textmode was removed from sysinstall.

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    Use this walk-thru for installing X

    Here is a walk thru for installing X.

    Hope it helps.

    http://www.bsdcertification.com/guides/index.php

    Thanks

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