On Sat, 10 Aug 2013 09:58:07 GMT, r_oliva...@juno.com wrote: > New to Free-BSD. Downloaded a current ISO image and burned it to a DVD. > System boots from DVD to command line mode.
It should boot into a text mode installer. After installation, FreeBSD usually boots into a text mode (depending on what has been installed and configured already). > Questions are: > A.) Is Xwindows, (X11) included on the DVD copy? If I remember correctly, the required packages are part of the DVD #1. If you are already connected to the Internet, you can use that "medium" as installation source. Just a side note: PC-BSD, a system derived from FreeBSD, offers a graphical installer and a more tight integration with GUI-centric concepts (installs X automatically and even brings a desktop environment preinstalled). > B.) If included, what command is used to start it? It depends. If you want to start X from a regular login shell, "startx" is used. But a display manager which maintains a GUI login (like xdm) can also be used. See the handbook for more details: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x-install.html And don't miss the excellent FAQ: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/ > C.) What shell is installed as the standard shell in command line mode? FreeBSD's default dialog shell is the C Shell (more precisely, the tcsh). The command shell in single user mode (maintenance mode) is a plain Bourne-alike shell (sh), which is also the systems default scripting shell. You can install shells like ksh, zsh and bash if you like. > D.) Is there a site that I can download a complete copy of > the documentation for Free-BSD, as one file and not a > series/set of separate files? Not that I know of, because the documentation on the web is primarily for use with a web browser, that's why it's hierarchically designed and separated. However, the documentation is part of the FreeBSD installation, and you can generate PS and PDF "book", as _one_ (voluminous) file, from them (even though I've never tried that). You can use a tool like wget to download a copy of the web documentation for offline use (keeping the mentioned separation). The web pages contain a "Split HTML" and "Single HTML" option, so you could maybe simply save this web page http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/book.html for the FAQ, and http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/book.html for The FreeBSD Handbook, but it might be unhandy for printing. -- Polytropon Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"