> > Its hard to buy only one book. But if I must: > > FreeBSD: An Open-Source Operating System for Your > Personal Computer, Second Edition (with CD-ROM) > By: Annelise Anderson (Bit Tree Press)
I would have trouble picking just one. I have four plus print out chunks of the handbook at times. Each has something going for it such as friendly readable language, or higher definition detail or structuring for task oriented layout so you can look up what thing you want to accomplish and find a fair explanation of what different steps are needed. The Annelise Anderson book, FreeBSD an Open Source Operating System, Absolute BSD by Michael Lucas The FreeBSD unleashed book from SAMs Someone has walked off with my copy of The Complete FreeBSD by Greg Lehey but it has good man page/handbook kind of detail. All have their value. I rummage through all of them for some things. But, none of the books, handbook or stuff I get from the search engines (Google and whatever) does a good enough job on the disk access, formatting (why not?) slicing, partitioning, superblocks - why so many, isn't just a waste of time - MBRs, boot blocks, the detailed step by step process of booting, and since all that stuff is really at a low lever, bit and byte fields in those things and how the system really uses them and which ones if doesn't bother with, etc. Some of that including a little bit of the bit and byte stuff is in various of the books and in the handbook, but nowhere have I found a complete definition of the whole thing. If someone who really understands that stuff cold could write a readable description of the whole thing it would be very helpful to me. From the frequent questions I see on the lists about these things, I think some others would appreciate it too. ////jerry > > # Paperback: 443 pages > # ISBN: 0971204519 > # List Price: $24.00 > > > --- Karl Agee <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Ok, so, if you could buy only ONE of the currently > > available FreeBSD books, > > which one would it be??? > > > > --karl > > > _______________________________________________ > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"