[PC-BSD Support] Query about installing PC-BSD 9 on laptop

Michael D. Norwick mnorwick at centurytel.net
Sat Mar 24 08:31:30 PDT 2012

On 03/23/2012 01:57 PM, Bret Busby wrote:
> On 24/03/2012, Bret Busby<bret.busby at gmail.com>  wrote:
> <snip>
>>> Hello.
> <snip again>

The issues you are experiencing have been common in my Linux and FreeBSD 
installations since 1993.  I currently have Kubuntu installed on a Dell 
Latitude D630 which has run other Debian variants as well as several of 
the 'BSD' distributions, including PC-BSD.  All of them seem to have had 
issues with the Intel graphics adapter and I was only able to get Debian 
GNU Linux started from the 'live' dvd on this machine.  The common error 
seemed to be when the operating system loads into memory, runs a script 
- Xorg --configure' (or something like it) to probe the video hardware, 
the system locks up and cannot continue on to a desktop.  In all cases 
where I have been successful (on the Dell), I have started from the 
basic install, (install a minimal system and configure from there). 
Then, once you know what it takes, reinstall the dual-boot 
configuration.  When you get the system up I would recommend running 
Windows as a guest on VirtualBox or vice-versa.  The only detractor to 
Windows performance (as a guest on VirtualBox) is how much physical ram 
the machine has.


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