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If you wish to try out PC-BSD® before installing it, download the live USB version. Once you have [[Burning_the_Installation_Media#Writing_an_IMG_File_to_USB|written the image file to a USB media]], boot the system with the USB device inserted. Assuming your BIOS has been set to boot from that device, you should see some startup messages followed by the PC-BSD® graphical boot menu, shown in Figure 2.6a.
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Beginning with PC-BSD® 9.1, Live Mode is a read-write image that is only available for USB media. The uncompressed live image is about 4GB in size, but you will want to write it to a USB device that will provide sufficient room for the files that you wish to save and any applications that you wish to install.
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'''NOTE:''' the speed of Live Mode is dependent upon the quality of the USB device. If you are purchasing a device, look for one that is advertised as "high speed".
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To use PC-BSD® Live Mode, download the live USB version. Once you have [[Burning_the_Installation_Media#Writing_an_IMG_File_to_USB|written the image file to a USB media]], boot the system with the USB device inserted. Assuming your BIOS has been set to boot from that device, you should see some startup messages followed by the PC-BSD® graphical boot menu, shown in Figure 2.6a.
  
 
'''Figure 2.6a: PC-BSD® Graphical Boot Menu'''
 
'''Figure 2.6a: PC-BSD® Graphical Boot Menu'''
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  Resize? (y/n):
  
Press '''y''' to expand the file system and reboot into live mode:
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This step grows the filesystem so that it can use the entire capacity of the USB device. Press '''y''' to expand the file system and reboot into live mode:
  
 
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When logging in, use the user account and password that you were prompted to create. Three desktops are available: [[Fluxbox]], [[LXDE]], and [[Openbox]].
 
When logging in, use the user account and password that you were prompted to create. Three desktops are available: [[Fluxbox]], [[LXDE]], and [[Openbox]].
 
Figure 2.6d shows a screenshot of PC-BSD® running the KDE desktop manager from live mode.
 
 
'''Figure 2.6d: PC-BSD® in Live Mode'''
 
 
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'''NOTE:''' like any live DVD, the amount of installed memory will affect the time it takes the operating system to load and how responsive the system is once loaded. Also, live mode is read-only, meaning that you cannot install applications or save files within this mode. Live mode is meant to provide an environment for testing hardware and to see if you like PC-BSD®. If you do, you should consider installing PC-BSD® onto either the computer's hard drive or into a virtual environment such as VirtualBox.
 
 
If you wish to install PC-BSD®, simply click the "Install PC-BSD" icon on the desktop. It will start the installation program for you.
 
 
If you wish to leave live mode altogether, click the red flame in the lower left corner ➜ ''Leave''. You can then select to ''Restart'' or ''Shut down'' the computer.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 12:07, 8 November 2012

(Sorry for the inconvenience)

Beginning with PC-BSD® 9.1, Live Mode is a read-write image that is only available for USB media. The uncompressed live image is about 4GB in size, but you will want to write it to a USB device that will provide sufficient room for the files that you wish to save and any applications that you wish to install.

NOTE: the speed of Live Mode is dependent upon the quality of the USB device. If you are purchasing a device, look for one that is advertised as "high speed".

To use PC-BSD® Live Mode, download the live USB version. Once you have written the image file to a USB media, boot the system with the USB device inserted. Assuming your BIOS has been set to boot from that device, you should see some startup messages followed by the PC-BSD® graphical boot menu, shown in Figure 2.6a.

Figure 2.6a: PC-BSD® Graphical Boot Menu

Boot1.jpeg

The options in this menu are described in Booting Into PC-BSD®. If you press enter or wait 10 seconds, the system will continue to boot. If this is the first? time you have booted into the image, the boot will pause with this message:

Trying to mount root from ufs:mdo []...
tput: no terminal type specified and no TERM environmental variable.
Do you want to expand the file-system for this LIVE media?
This process may take up to 15 minutes.
Resize? (y/n):

This step grows the filesystem so that it can use the entire capacity of the USB device. Press y to expand the file system and reboot into live mode:

Resizing file-system da0a on da0, this may take a few minutes...
Adjusting partition tables on da0...
Running growfs on da0a, this may take a while...
Cleaning up...
Rebooting...

You will know that you have successfully entered live mode when you are asked to accept the graphics resolution mode that is considered to be optimal for your hardware.

If this is your first boot, you will then proceed through the post-installation configuration screens, ending in the Logging In screen.

When logging in, use the user account and password that you were prompted to create. Three desktops are available: Fluxbox, LXDE, and Openbox.

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