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Hi, i'm new to Linux/BSD, and I am having trouble installing FreeBSD. I downloaded it and ran install. The installation went fine as far as I know, but when I ...
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    Installing FreeBSD


    Hi, i'm new to Linux/BSD, and I am having trouble installing FreeBSD.

    I downloaded it and ran install. The installation went fine as far as I know, but when I try to run FreeBSD, all I got was some command prompt saying:

    #SERVER

    Server is what I called my computer in the setup

    (I did install a graphical environment)

    Also, it wrecked my windows partiton too, so I had to format the whole drive.

    Can anyone help me set it up? I really wanna try FreeBSD, as I have heard its good!

    C.Barber

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    have you tried
    Code:
    startx
    which you must do in order to start the graphical environment...depending upon your default run-level
    Operating System: GNU Emacs

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    I will try it some time, but I had to format after the installation as I couldnt get into my windows partition. I will install FreeBSD again some time and try it

    Thanks

    C.Barber

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    Did you read the documentation about setting up which GUI you want to use? You might want to decide on KDE or GNOME or one of the others. I've never heard anything good about the default.

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    FreeBSD does not configure X during Install starting from 5.3-RELEASE. Run xorgconfig, and tweak your xorg.conf file to your needs.

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