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My first FreeBSD install - ugh...
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: November 27th, 2002 07:32 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: Eh?

Didn't know about 'X -configure', and Google and the man pages didn't help. But that was probably me not entering the right string.

GRUB seems to handle booting FreeBSD ok. I have the box dual booting fine now, and FreeBSD is mounting the Linux file system and Linux is mounting the FreeBSD file system. (Though the latter is currently read-only. Looks like Linux might not grok FFS for writing at this time. Not critical for me, and I gave Linux a larger partion anyway, since it will be the primary platform for the box, so I can always store things there and access them from FreeBSD.

I was posting while cranky yesterday. Once I had both of them installed, getting things working under FreeBSD wasn't really any harder than Linux for me. I was able to get the ext2fs module compiled and installed intuitively. Just poking around for the right src directory.

I *use* FreeBSD every day - sidehack.gweep.net, which is where megazone.org lives, runs FreeBSD. I've just never administrated a FreeBSD box before. I have been running Linux for a long time, and I'm an RHCE (admittedly circa 6.1), so I've never really had trouble making things work on Linux. But it is what you know, I'm sure.