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The installation file for PC-BSD® can be downloaded for free and ends with an .iso file extension. This file can either be burned to a DVD media or written to a removable USB device. This section demonstrates how to verify the downloaded file's checksum. The next section will demonstrate how to burn the file to bootable media. You can install additional components and applications after the installation using Package Manager and AppCafe®.
If you have a slow download connection or wish to support the PC-BSD® project financially, you can purchase PC-BSD® DVDs from the.
Members of the PC-BSD® project attend many IT conferences across the globe and give out PC-BSD® DVDs at conference booths. Visiting a PC-BSD® booth is an excellent way to meet other PC-BSD® users and to get your questions answered. Check theto see if any events are happening near you. If you are organizing a PC-BSD® booth, to arrange for DVDs.
Data Integrity CheckAfter downloading the file that is correct for your installation media, it is a good idea to check that the file is exactly the same as the one on the PC-BSD® server. While downloading, a portion of the file may get damaged or lost, making the installation file unusable. Each
If you are currently using a Windows system, you can download and install theutility. Once installed, launch the program and click the "Files" button, shown in Figure 2.4a, to browse to the location of your downloaded file.
Once the file is selected, click the green arrow to calculate the checksum. Once calculated, it will be listed in the "Checksum\State" column, though FastSum will capitalize the letters.
On Linux and BSD systems you can use the built-in md5 (or md5sum) command line tool to check the data integrity of the downloaded file. In this example, the file is located in the Downloads subdirectory. You should substitute the name and location of the file that you downloaded: