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Which virtual machine image for installing FreeBSD?

The FreeBSD download page offers links to Virtual Machine Images, including one link for AMD64. That AMD64 folder offers three files: FreeBSD-10.1-RELEASE-amd64.raw.xz ...
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Restart/reload IPFW remotely via ssh without losing connection

Is it possible to restart IPFW or reload its script remotely via ssh connection without loosing current connection?
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How do you add netmap into the GENERIC kernel configuration for a custom install?

I'm trying to build a "custom" FreeBSD install. Starting small, I'm just trying to add netmap into the kernel during install vs installing the OS and then doing a kernel rebuild. In the source I added ...
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How to use new ports on ancient FreeBSD versions?

So I have some of the older FreeBSD versions (6.4, 8.4) still running at the company and I'd like to install and update a bunch of tools, such as Python 2.7, Midnight Commander, Tmux, Vim and so on. ...
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How do I install freeBSD without bsdinstall?

I would very much like to install and generally configure freeBSD from the command line without using bsdinstall UI. How do I prevent the live CD from starting into bsdinstall and more important is ...
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Read files owned by another user as non-root

I'm backing up servers on a backup server. Each server which is backed up has it's own account on the backup server, and the files are rsynced. It is important that the permissions remain intact ...
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Unable to figure out how to route a packet through a multi-homed nic

The environment is FreeBSD for the most part and looks like this: HOST_A <-> ROUTER <-> LOKI <-> HOST_B Minimally, I would like to be able to ping ROUTER from HOST_B. ROUTER is ...
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FreeBSD Clonezilla Not Restoring

I made a backup with Clonezilla of my FreeBSD install. I used the default options for doing a disk image. It backed up 3 partitions into the image. The boot, the root and I forget the third. When ...
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How should a two nic gateway be routed (FreeBSD 10.2)?

I am trying to set up a freebsd router that sits between the cable/dsl modem and my lan machines. Here is the logical setup: Cable/DSL modem connected to internet: gateway 192.168.0.1 FreeBSD ...
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How to dual boot PC-BSD 10.3 (with zfs file system) and debian 7 (crunchbang) using grub2 boot loader in MBR?

I want to dual boot PC-BSD 10.3 with ZFS as the root file system (the only file system) with Debian 7 (crunchbang linux) with ext4 using grub2 boot loader installed in MBR and grub is managed by the ...
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“ruby: Command not found” on FreeBSD, despite having installed it

I just tried to run a ruby script on a FreeBSD box I hadn't used in a while, and got "ruby: Command not found." So I figured I just hadn't previously installed it. Went to /usr/ports/lang/ruby22 and ...
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What is using this network socket?

I'm trying to use NTP to update the time on my machine. However, it gives me an error: host # ntpdate ntp1.example.org 10 Aug 12:38:50 ntpdate[7696]: the NTP socket is in use, exiting What does the ...
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How to apply updates on OpenBSD, NetBSD, and FreeBSD?

I'm using OpenBSD for quite a while now. All I do, however is go from one release to the next, always just doing an update. I configured the system so it works as my router and firewall, and it works ...
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In FreeBSD, how do you send a mail message from a user on one server to a user on a different server?

The environment is FreeBSD 10.2 with default services including sendmail. Sending a message from one user to another on the system works fine: mail -s "A message" userb Hi b, this is a. CTRL-D ...
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Extract files from FreeBSD ISOs - how to know locations?

How can I extract some of the folders of a stock FreeBSD install from the ISO without actually installing FreeBSD? I am trying to build a number of cross-compilers for various major versions of ...
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Can I rely on binary packages (pkg) in FreeBSD

Since last October binary packages have been available for FreeBSD (http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-pkg/2013-October/000107.html). Before that, they had some trouble, preventing binary ...
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FreeBSD - delete a partially installed gnome2?

I've been trying to compile x11/gnome2 under FreeBSD 10.0-REL, but have been running into all sorts of issues. Eventually I found things indicating that gnome2 is no longer really supported, and that ...
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Install a package manager in FreeBSD 10

I was trying to install a package using pkg add, but I got the reply that package manager not installed To install that I used: tar -C /tmp -zvxf pkg-1.2.1_1.txz and then: ...
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Unable to install php 5.2.12 on FreeBSD 10 because of libphp5.so missing

I participate in a project where old PHP 5.2 is needed. But I can't install it on FreeBSD 10, always I get this error: [trex@H417 ~/Install/php-5.2.12]$ sudo make install Installing PHP SAPI module: ...
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How can I upgrade a package recursively in Arch Linux?

Is there any equivalent to FreeBSD's portupgrade -R in Arch Linux? From man portupgrade: -R --upward-recursive Act on all those packages required by the given ...
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How do you install the FreeBSD10 kernel sources?

I am trying to run an update of freebsd10 and I am being asked for the kernel sources ===>>> Launching child to update lsof-4.89.b,8 to lsof-4.89.d,8 ===>>> All >> ...
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`cp -iprv` from UFS to NTFS panics FreeBSD and reboots

My nas4free OS seems to be dead, so I mounted its 2GB UFS data partition on my FreeBSD machine, and my 1TB external USB NTFS HDD (using ntfs-3g /source /mnt/dest). I tried the casual cp -iprv /SOURCE ...
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fstab and mount -a problem

I decided to divide my problem into two, for clarification purposes: My second slice (which is DATA part) at freebsd based (possibly dead)(NAS4) can not be automounted anymore. Strange thing is that ...
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FreeBSD restore(8) confusion

I have successfully backed up the /, /usr and the var slices from an old machine. I have tar files on my windows machine. I need to restore the original slices to a new machine (Virtual Machine). ...
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FreeBSD,no sound

My speakers does not seem to work under FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE .All drivers are loaded using kldload snd_driver. What to do? pciconf -lv: hostb0@pci0:0:0:0: class=0x060000 card=0x50001458 ...
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Convert .fnt to .ttf?

In FreeBSD's /usr/share/syscons/fonts one finds the syscons-fonts in .fnt-format. Is there a way to convert them to .ttf format?
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ping6 error 'operation not permitted'

I am unable to ping6 my gateway or beyond. I am able to ping6 my loopback successfully, but that is all. [\u@r2d2:/root] # ping6 ipv6.google.com PING6(56=40+8+8 bytes) ...
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FreeBSD - Automatic reboots on boot attempts - init / getty failure?

$ uname -a FreeBSD MACH1 10.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE #0 r286666: Wed Aug 12 19:31:38 UTC 2015 root@releng1.nyi.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386 On booting, everything seems to ...
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Analyzing existing FreeBSD installation

I get some server with FreeBSD installation. A lot of things run on it. I know that I need check cron, /etc, /usr/local/etc folders, zfs config and other settings. But there is a mess about what to do ...
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Find all physical interfaces in FreeBSD

I have a use case to find all physical (no virtual or vlan interfaces) on FreeBSD. How can I get a count of the number of physical interfaces on a box consistently regardless of any virtual interface ...
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virtio-kmod in /usr/ports is not compatible; what can I do?

I tried to install virtio-kmod in a FreeBSD guest. make in /usr/ports/emulators/virtio-kmod gives virtio-kmod--0.250249 not supported ${OSREL} (10.1). The ports-tree is up to date. Is that a bug or ...
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How to set display to a higher resolution?

I'm runnning FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE and I'm getting a low resolution 640x480 in the xfce session,I don't have the option to get to a higher one in settings. Here is my xorg.conf file xorg.conf
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FreeBSD: IPv6 in Jails (ezjail)

I'm on FreeBSD 10.1 and in the process of setting up a server. After some hassle I managed to get IPv6 running. I'm now setting up jails with ezjail and I learned how to set up a working flavor and a ...
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Unable to mount UFS2 partition on Linux - ufs_fill_super(): bad magic number

In FreeNAS 9.3, I created a partition (slice?) by doing: fdisk -BI /dev/ada3 bsdlabel -wB /dev/ada3s1 newfs -O2 -U /dev/ada3s1a This drive is now /dev/sdg on Ubuntu 14.04, which I've been unable to ...
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FreeBSD shared swap partition with Linux

What must I do, to run these commands before Arch Linux calls swapon -a? mkswap /dev/sdaX swapon /dev/sdaX Just in case it matters, /dev/sdaX was created in FreeBSD 10.1 environment, as soon as ...
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VirtualBox Hangs when installing freebsd 9.0

When installing Freebsd 9.0 as virtualbox guest, it hangs. Freezes the guest OS, other VirtualBox windows works fine. Logs attached, hardware is pentium D, 4 GB ram, Asus p5ld2 deluxe mainboard, OS - ...
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Slow downloading from own server

I've a small VPS and I can download anything only with slow speed - only sometimes (and sometimes with normal speed). I can download from any other webpage (for example the FreeBSD's ISO files) with ...
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Unable to print to windows print server via Samba

I have setup my Canon laser printer (shared name canonMF4820d) on my windows notebook (hostname Yoga). And I have my Freebsd server (hostname Fruitfly) installed with CUPS and SAMBA and ...
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How do you dual boot Debian and FreeBSD using GRUB2?

I've been trying to install FreeBSD alongside my Debian installation in a single partition. All examples readily present on the Internet had shortcomings: Some required chainloading the FreeBSD ...
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Alternate screen on FreeBSD's sc and vt

By default, FreeBSD's virtual terminals (sc and vt) don't restore previous terminal content when exiting from a full screen app. Is there a support for this functionality? I've tried following ...
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How do I connect a serial terminal to a KVM instance?

Perhaps I'm misunderstanding what KVM is capable of, but the ability to add/remove hardware on the VM seems to imply I can add a serial port that then acts as a terminal. So, my questions are: ...
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NetBSD/FreeBSD and TP-Link TL-WN727N: Second encounter

Moved from SU. First part at http://superuser.com/questions/975564/netbsd-and-tp-link-tl-wn727n-atheros-ar9271-or-ralink-rt5370 So, I've installed NetBSD 7 and device shown again as ugen(ugein, ...
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ACLs and classic permissions

I'm trying to set up a git server on my FreeNAS server. The problem I have is with setting up the permissions for different users/groups just as I want. Basically I have two different groups: ...
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Understanding the relation between FreeBSD kernel configuration file and actual device

To my understanding, FreeBSD's kernel is configured via text files. Each kernel configuration entry is on a single line. Many entries also have comments set off with a hash mark. The GENERIC conf. ...
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Cannot access hard disks from FreeBSD installation CD

I have been using GNU/Linux for several years and now I am giving FreeBSD a try. Yesterday I managed to install FreeBSD 10.2 on an old computer using a 5 GB partition. I only installed the base ...
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running mountd with compiled rpcbind

I am trying to run mountd with my own compiled version of rpcbind. If I have rpcbind running in debug mode (./rpcbind -d) before I start mountd, I get the following error message: /etc/rc.d/mountd: ...
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How does FreeBSD allocate memory?

I am aware that this is simplified/generalized explanation, but top(1) utility divides memory in FreeBSD into six pools- Active, Inactive, Wired, Cache, Buffers and Free. Example from top(1) output: ...
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FreeBSD and Windows show different times

In a dual-boot system, I usually use FreeBSD 9 but when I boot to Windows 7 my system time in both OS automatically change and show incorrect time. What's the problem and How can I solve it?
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difference between inactive and free memory in output of FreeBSD top utility?

top -d1 displays following SDRAM usage statistics on one of my older machines: 125M Active, 42M Inact, 51M Wired, 17M Cache, 34M Buf, 2720K Free In total, there is 256MiB of memory installed. ...
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Export NFS share to all IP addresses

This is my current /etc/exports on my freeBSD machine /shared -alldirs 177.16.8.77 how do I share /shared with all IPs and not just 177.16.8.77 ?