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

Bridger Dyson-Smith bdysonsmith at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 08:28:36 PDT 2012

Hi Bret --

there's a section of the Handbook on this; see


On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 11:22 AM, Bret Busby <bret.busby at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, that did it.
> I seem to have installed it, using that option.
> The problem is, having installed it on a system with Debian 6.03
> installed, I now have to figure out how to get the GRUB loader to seek
> and find the PC-BSD installation and to include PC-BSD as a boot
> option, so that I can boot into it, as the Finish (of the PC-BSD
> installation) reboots the computer, but does not update the GRUB menu,
> or offer a multiple boot option.
> So, I have to figure this out so that I can boot into it.
> One issue that arose during the installation; when I got to the
> "Instal from CD/DVD" or "Instal from the Internet" choice, when I
> selected the "Instal from the Internet" option, which I believe would
> have supplied any updated components and possibly a wider range of
> components, the choices that it offered, were
> DHCP <something>
> DHCP<something>
> IPV6 with SLAAC (?)
> Intel <something>
> Broadcom <something>
> , and, as none seemed appropriate (the LAN here uses static IPV4
> addresses) and IPV4 was not offered, I had to select the "Instal from
> CD/DVD" option, which may not have been as good as installing from the
> Internet.
> --
> Bret Busby
> Armadale
> West Australia
> ..............
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>  written by Douglas Adams,
>  published by Pan Books, 1992
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