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Book Freebsd

Book Freebsd

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freebsd handbook
the freebsd documentation project
copyright (c) 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 by the
freebsd documentation project

welcome to freebsd! this handbook covers the installation and day to day
use of freebsd 4.5-release. this manual is a work in progress and is the
work of many individuals. many sections do not yet exist and some of those
that do exist need to be updated. if you are interested in helping with
this project, send email to the freebsd documentation project mailing list
<freebsd-doc@freebsd.org>. the latest version of this document is always
available from the freebsd web site. it may also be downloaded in a
variety of formats and compression options from the freebsd ftp server or
one of the numerous mirror sites. if you would prefer to have a hard copy
of the handbook, you can purchase one at the freebsd mall. you may also
want to search the handbook.

redistribution and use in source (sgml docbook) and 'compiled' forms
(sgml, html, pdf, postscript, rtf and so forth) with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are

#1. redistributions of source code (sgml docbook) must retain the above
copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer
as the first lines of this file unmodified.

#2. redistributions in compiled form (transformed to other dtds, converted
to pdf, postscript, rtf and other formats) must reproduce the above
copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer
in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the

important: this documentation is provided by the freebsd documentation
project "as is" and any express or implied warranties, including, but
not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness
for a particular purpose are disclaimed. in no event shall the freebsd
documentation project be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental,
special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited
to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or
profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of
liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including
negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this
documentation, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.

table of contents
i. getting started

1 introduction1.1 synopsis
1.2 welcome to freebsd!
1.3 about the freebsd project

2 installing freebsd
2.1 synopsis
2.2 pre-installation tasks
2.3 starting the installation
2.4 introducing sysinstall
2.5 allocating disk space
2.6 choosing what to install
2.7 choosing your installation media
2.8 committing to the installation
2.9 post-installation
2.10 supported hardware
2.11 troubleshooting
2.12 advanced installation guide
2.13 preparing your own installation media

3 unix basics
3.1 synopsis
3.2 permissions
3.3 directory structure
3.4 mounting and unmounting filesystems
3.5 processes
3.6 daemons, signals, and killing processes
3.7 shells
3.8 text editors
3.9 devices and device nodes
3.10 for more information...

4 installing applications: packages and ports
4.1 synopsis

4.2 overview of software installation
4.3 finding your application
4.4 using the packages system
4.5 using the ports collection
4.6 post-installation activities
4.7 troubleshooting

5 the x window system
5.1 synopsis
5.2 understanding x
5.3 installing xfree86
5.4 xfree86 configuration
5.5 using fonts in xfree86
5.6 the x display manager
5.7 desktop environments

ii. system administration

6 configuration and tuning
6.1 synopsis
6.2 initial configuration
6.3 core configuration
6.4 application configuration
6.5 starting services
6.6 virtual hosts
6.7 configuration files
6.8 tuning with sysctl
6.9 tuning disks
6.10 tuning kernel limits
6.11 adding swap space

7 the freebsd booting process
7.1 synopsis

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