There are 2 ways of navigating our FreeBSD Guide. The first is to simply click "Next" or "Next Section" at the bottom of each page, going through the entire Installation portion of the guide step-by-step. The second is to browse our Table of Contents and jump directly to each subsection you want to view.
We should caution you that the installation and basic setup of FreeBSD can be pretty time-consuming, so don't begin the installation process unless you have a few hours to spare. Moreover, when in doubt, always take the time to look something up, whether here or in The FreeBSD Handbook, courtesy of The FreeBSD Project. You'll save yourself countless hours of frustration. ;)
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It's best to follow the Installation section step-by-step and then go through the advanced topics as necessary.
There are a few conventions used in The Guide that you should be aware of:
When we give instructions for you to type something in the terminal (or in a terminal window), we will denote exactly what you should type like so:
If we want to tell you what you should see in a text file (or what you should add to a text file), we will denote the contents of the text file like this:
(Other FontPath lines)
(Other Load lines)
If you are supposed to use a command in vi it will look like this:
And lastly, if we want to tell you what you should see in your terminal window (the readout from the system or an application), we will denote it like this:
PING www.yahoo.akadns.net (22.214.171.124): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=0 ttl=50 time=388.922 ms
64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=1 ttl=50 time=615.123 ms
64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=2 ttl=50 time=807.229 ms
--- www.yahoo.akadns.net ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 388.922/603.758/807.229/170.962 ms
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