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Can't find 8GB data in FreeBSD [on hold]

I can't find 8GB data in FreeBSD. I use df -h and see this: /dev/da1s1a 19G 16G 1.4G 92% / devfs 1.0k 1.0k 0B 100% /dev zzdata/jail 341G 22G ...
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RT3592BC8 Bluetooth and FreeBSD

Several years ago (in 2008) I purchased a HP ProBook which I now want to sell because I got a newer laptop in January 2016. The ProBook is a Celeron Dual Core with 4GB of RAM and 250GB HDD. I have two ...
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External Fragmentation in FreeBSD due to unmovable Kernel pages

Is external fragmentation an issue in FreeBSD due to unmovable Kernel pages similar to what Linux (1) (2) faces?
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what is the structure of meta-object set(MOS) metanode?

I am not very much familiar with ZFS file system. I want to know the structure of meta-object set(MOS) metanode.
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FreeBSD or simply Docker for my old Linux server?

I have an old obsolete server running a Linux Red Hat server 5.9 and inside a special software for a power plant control and I've been asked to replace this server as not so much spare parts are in ...
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Transmission keeps resetting file system permissions on FreeBSD

I'm trying to set up a transmission server for use as a seedbox. I've done this before on an Ubuntu box, but this is the first time I've tried it on FreeBSD. The default home directly for ...
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FreeBSD date utility -r switch confuses me

I have a bash script which I need to convert from linux to FreeBSD, but I'm obviously too stupid to read the man page in a proper way. The script has a line along: date +%d -r "$file" which works ...
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How can I treat my disk like one big file?

I was reading about device files in FreeBSD, but my understanding is not great. To practice, I thought up the following scenario. I suspect that the problem can be solved using device files. Imagine ...
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ATA Status Error on FreeBSD 10.3 x64 install on 2TB drive

I'm trying to perform the FreeBSD 10.3 (x64) OS installation on a Dell Optiplex 755 computer, with Seagate Barracuda 2TB drive. HD: Seagate Barracuda 2000GB Model:<ST2000DM001-1CH164> These ...
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Free BSD is not recognized with Grub2 [duplicate]

I'm new to double booting, and the answer might be vary simple Today I set up two operating systems on a 160GB Hard Drive. The first one I installed was Fedora Workstation and set it up so it only ...
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BSD sound problems with Realtek 892

I'm having the same problem as: No sound with Mint 12 and Realtek ALC892. The user marked it as "Resolved" without actually resolving it, he just changed to another OS and gave up. Has anyone ...
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Installing Avahi on FreeBSD - Daemon Doesn't Start

I've just installed package avahi-app-0.6.31_5 on a fairly-clean FreeBSD 10.3, but the service isn't starting on its own. I've consulted the documentation and discovered that there isn't any. Can ...
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Mounting zpool (Solaris server and Freebsd client)

I have a Solaris with ZFS file system and NFS. I am kind of lost on how to export directories from the Solaris OS which has zfs via NFS? That way I can mount them on Freebsd client.
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FreeBSD ports collection under PC-BSD?

I'm toying with the idea of installing FreeBSD or PC-BSD... as it looks now, I'll probably go for PC-BSD. However, one thing I really would like, is the FreeBSD ports collection. So I was wondering ...
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Accessing Luks-encrypted disc from FreeBSD

I have some data on a ZFS in a machine running FreeBSD that needs evacuation. I have a disc in a USB enclosure with enough space, but it's encrypted using Luks on a machine running Linux. Is there any ...
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How do I create an bootable UBCD-stick using FreeBSD?

I have an UltimateBootCD-image-file (iso) and I want to create a bootable usb-stick from it. I tried dd'in it, % dd bs=4M if=/path/to//ubcd.iso of=/dev/da0 && sync 103+1 records in 103+1 ...
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How does rollback work on soft updates

I've been reading a paper on soft updates recently and it discusses rolling back changes to avoid dependency cycles. The point of doing this is because "we have to write to the disk in block-size ...
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Reading user input with read back

when I use simple bash command #!/bin/bash echo Please, enter your name read NAME echo "Hi $NAME!" and run it using source filename.sh it gives me an error :Undefined variable what could be the ...
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Turn DOCS, NLS, and EXAMPLES options off by default for all FreeBSD ports

The Porters Handbook says in "5.12.1.3. Default Options" that DOCS, NLS, and EXAMPLES are on by default for all ports. I want them off, so I have to unchecked them manually during make ...
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Mount storage from host in bhyve VM

Is it possible to mount storage space from the host environment inside a bhyve virtual machine? I could use a network share, but I figure there would be less overhead mounting the data directly. I'm ...
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Mount FreeBSD UFS from logical partition under Linux

How can I mount the FreeBSD UFS boot partition under Ubuntu in this setup: a single HDD which contains an MBR partition table which contains some primary Linux partitions and an extended partition ...
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Configuring FreeBSD to get IP from my FreeBSD DHCP Server

I have a scenario where I have two FreeBSD machines. I setup one to be a DHCP server so it can lease IP address. I have provided IP ranges, default DNS , host name , and all other settings in my ...
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Freebsd porting and pkg-static

I am porting makemkv to freebsd 10.2 and for this reason I wrote the following makefile: # New ports collection makefile for: makemkv # Date created: 05 Mar 2012 # Date Updated: ...
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Use two differents keyboards in FreeBSD, in X env'

So I have bought a laptop and installed FreeBSD on it. I am now trying to finish this all. The laptop has a danish keyboard, but I have also a usb typematrix keyboard with bépo (french dvorak) layout ...
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safely unmount samba share in freebsd

I've mounted a samba share on my Freebsd 8.2 server. I tried sudo umount -a -t cifs -l as suggested by a number of users on forums. But this gave me "illegal argument -l" error when I tried it. ...
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Sending log files from FreeBSD client running syslogd to Linux server running rsyslog

Has anyone successfully attempted writing syslog log files directly from a FreeBSD client machine running syslogd to a Linux (RHEL) server running rsyslog over the wire? I see different information ...
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What is “Localhost” binding in DNS forwarder in pfSense?

Trying to debug some network problems, I found that my DNS forwarder is configured in the following way: Although many entries stands for my WAN interfaces and LAN stands for LAN one, I don't ...
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How to make load balancing work from the pfSense box itself?

pdSense is a special distro of FreeBSD for routing. It supports limited multi WAN load balancing, i.e. it is possible to configure pfSense so that each next request will connect via different WAN ...
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What does it mean 10.171.10.1 --> 10.171.10.2 in openvpn-created interface?

I have installed OpenVPN server in FreeBSD and it created interface, visible by ifconfig: ovpns4: flags=8051<UP,POINTOPOINT,RUNNING,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500 ...
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ext2 filesystem, files show up on one system but not another

I am in the process of converting my NAS from a D-Link DNS-321 running Alt-F. I formatted an external 3TB drive as ext2, and synced everything over to it. After that, I planned on putting the drives ...
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Move FreeBSD installation to smaller HDD [duplicate]

Good day! I have FreeBSD installation with next partitions: Now FreeBSD is installed in 500GB hard drive. I want to move it to 250GB hard drive. What is safest and correct way to do it? I'm afraid ...
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FreeNAS installation takes up the whole disk space

I'm very new to FreeBSD and I just installed the FreeNAS OS on a 1TB hard drive. After installing the OS, the remaining space on that specific disk seems not to available to be utilized as additional ...
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pfSense with Mellanox ConnectX-2 10GBit NICs

I recently picked up two Mellanox ConnectX-2 10GBit NICs for dirt cheap. I'm trying to get these to be recognized by a pfSense box. The BIOS recognizes the NICs, no problem whatsoever. However, ...
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pfctl - How to forward ip address in Mac OS Yosemite

How to forward all traffic to an external site 172.16.19.211:5001 to 127.0.0.1:5000 ? These docs have details about port forwarding but still ip forwarding is unclear. ...
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Using an older version of Node and NPM on FreeBSD

I need to install an older version of NODE and NPM on freebsd to work with GHOST, a pretty cool blogging platform. I want to do this on my own system, preferably on a FreeBSD VM. The system is ...
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trouble installing Oracle Virtual Box Guest Addition in freeBSD 10.2

I am following a procedure on freeBSD wiki to install Guest Additions in freeBSD. pkg install emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions I was able to install emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions without ...
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Accessing ports on public IP from within a FreeBSD jail

In a FreeBSD 10 setup, I have a jail running the publicly accessible nginx web server and another jail for the Java backend server based on Jetty. Each jail has its own internal IP address 127.0.1.x ...
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Is the (Free)BSD Codebase ANSI Compliant?

Google does not seem to shed any light on this topic - But the question is quite simple: Is the FreeBSD (Or any BSD) CodeBase ANSI (c89) Compliant, or does it use c99, c11 or non-standard features ...
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how to configure VirtualBox-5.0 host key and ctrl-c settings?

I'm new to VirtualBox, my platform is Fedora23 (host), VirtualBox-5.0, FreeBSD 10.2 (guest). I really don't know why I cannot use Ctrl in VirtualBox guests. (1) After switched the "get out of guest" ...
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Boot from GhostBSD iso partition with grub

I have downloaded an ISO image of GhostBSD, now it can be burned on to a usb and can be directly booted from it. However I would like to burn it on to a partition of my hard disk and boot from it ...
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Multi-user permissions setup

I've been trying to figure out a good permissions scheme for my multi-user file server. I currently have about 5 users, each storing files in their home directory. These files are also being ...
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PC-BSD command line approaches to sleep (suspend to RAM) and hibernate (suspend to disk)

Background Lumina offers a Suspend option, which works. KDE Plasma 4 offers Sleep and Hibernate options, neither of which work. As suspend to RAM can work with Lumina, so I'd like to try the same ...
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How to change Squid service UID in FreeBSD?

Strangely enough, it appears that Squid cannot start if the squid user is not affected to the UID 100. When trying to use another PID, the service systematically fails to start with the following ...
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ownCloud permissions wrong

I've got ownCloud running in a FreeNAS jail and it worked flawlessly until I rebooted the system. Now I get an error saying: The datadirectory (/media) is readable for other users. Change the ...
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FreeBSD - UFS equivalent of ZFS command

I'm trying to configure jails with this tutorial. Since I don't want to use ZFS, could anyone tell me the UFS equivalent of zfs create -o mountpoint=/local/jails zpool/jails chmod 700 /local/jails ...
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Error Installing FreeBSD “Unaligned pcb_user_save area”

When trying to install FreeBSD, I am hitting a kernel panic which I will paste below. This occurs just after the installer menu appears and it auto selects "multi-user mode" (I have also tried booting ...
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What is each group's permissions, and what is the “ranking” of each group (most privileged to least)?

My question is basically the title, but for further clarification with the ranking part, I'm asking about who inherits permissions from who, along with any additional permissions for the group as ...
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State of ZFS xattr support in FreeBSD

I'm trying to work out whether or not, or rather to what extend, xattrs are supported in FreeBSD using ZFS. I've read some conflicting information. zfs get xattr lists it as on (default) for /, /usr ...
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How to “at now” on FreeBSD?

Is there a way to run at immediately on FreeBSD? On Ubuntu, when I run a script with "at now" it runs immediately. With FreeBSD, there is a delay because at is running through crontab. Default is 5m. ...
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Do I need to write man pages for C library?

I wrote a small C library for Linux and FreeBSD, and I'm going to write the documentation for it. I tried to learn more about creating man pages and not found the instructions or descriptions of best ...