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While the PC-BSD® installer is very easy to use, installing a brand new operating system can sometimes be a daunting task.
 
While the PC-BSD® installer is very easy to use, installing a brand new operating system can sometimes be a daunting task.
  
Before you begin, there are a few things you should check to ensure that your system is ready to install PC-BSD®.  
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Before you begin, there are a few things you should check to ensure that your system is ready to install PC-BSD®.
  
 
* '''Are you dual-booting or installing over the entire drive?''' If you are dual-booting you will need to ensure that you have a primary partition available. You should also review the section on [[Dual Booting]] to make sure you are comfortable with preparing the drive for the installation and to determine which boot loader best suits your needs.
 
* '''Are you dual-booting or installing over the entire drive?''' If you are dual-booting you will need to ensure that you have a primary partition available. You should also review the section on [[Dual Booting]] to make sure you are comfortable with preparing the drive for the installation and to determine which boot loader best suits your needs.
  
* '''Have you backed up your important data?''' Any irreplaceable data, such as emails, bookmarks, or important files and documents should always be backed up to an external media, such as a removable drive, or to another system ''' ''before'' ''' installing or upgrading any operating system.  
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* '''Have you backed up your important data?''' Any irreplaceable data, such as emails, bookmarks, or important files and documents should always be backed up to an external media, such as a removable drive, or to another system ''' ''before'' ''' installing or upgrading any operating system.
  
If you would like to try out PC-BSD® before committing to an install, try [[PC-BSD® Live Mode]] first. This is an excellent way to determine if your hardware will work with PC-BSD®.
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If you would like to try out PC-BSD® without committing to an install, try [[PC-BSD® Live Mode]] first. This is an excellent way to determine if your hardware will work with PC-BSD®.
  
 
Should you run into an issue with your installation there are many different [[Finding Help|ways to get help]].
 
Should you run into an issue with your installation there are many different [[Finding Help|ways to get help]].
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This section discusses the following topics:
 
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* [[Hardware Requirements]]  
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* [[Laptops]]
 
* [[Laptops]]
 
      
 
      
* [[Partitioning the Hard Drive]]  
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* [[Partitioning the Hard Drive]]
 
      
 
      
 
* [[Obtaining PC-BSD®]]
 
* [[Obtaining PC-BSD®]]
 
      
 
      
* [[Burning the Installation Media]]  
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* [[Burning the Installation Media]]
 
      
 
      
* [[PC-BSD® Live Mode]]  
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* [[PC-BSD® Live Mode]]
 
      
 
      
 
* [[Using VirtualBox]]
 
* [[Using VirtualBox]]

Revision as of 12:32, 8 November 2012

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While the PC-BSD® installer is very easy to use, installing a brand new operating system can sometimes be a daunting task.

Before you begin, there are a few things you should check to ensure that your system is ready to install PC-BSD®.

  • Are you dual-booting or installing over the entire drive? If you are dual-booting you will need to ensure that you have a primary partition available. You should also review the section on Dual Booting to make sure you are comfortable with preparing the drive for the installation and to determine which boot loader best suits your needs.
  • Have you backed up your important data? Any irreplaceable data, such as emails, bookmarks, or important files and documents should always be backed up to an external media, such as a removable drive, or to another system before installing or upgrading any operating system.

If you would like to try out PC-BSD® without committing to an install, try PC-BSD® Live Mode first. This is an excellent way to determine if your hardware will work with PC-BSD®.

Should you run into an issue with your installation there are many different ways to get help.

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