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* '''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. Refer to the section on [[Dual Booting]] if your current operating system is not automatically added to the GRUB boot menu after the PC-BSD® installation.
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* '''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. Refer to the section on {{local|link=Dual Booting}}.
  
 
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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®.
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If you wish to determine if your hardware is detected by PC-BSD®, start an installation and click the {{local|link=Hardware Compatibility}} button in the {{local|link=Language_Selection_Screen|first screen of the installer}}.
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If you would like to use a portable version of PC-BSD® instead of performing an installation, use {{local|link=PC-BSD® Live Mode}}.  
  
 
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Should you run into an issue with your installation there are many different [[Finding Help|ways to get help]].
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Should you run into an issue with your installation there are many different {{local|link=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]]
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* [[Partitioning the Hard Drive]]
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* [[Burning the Installation Media]]
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Revision as of 10:46, 25 September 2013

(Sorry for the inconvenience)

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. Refer to the section on Dual Booting.
  • 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 another system, before installing or upgrading any operating system.

If you wish to determine if your hardware is detected by PC-BSD®, start an installation and click the Hardware Compatibility button in the first screen of the installer.

If you would like to use a portable version of PC-BSD® instead of performing an installation, use PC-BSD® Live Mode.

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

This section discusses the following topics:

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