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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.
  
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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®.
  
Installing PC-BSD is very easy. However, you should review this section to make sure your hardware is supported and you know how to prepare your installation media. This section walks you through the following tasks:
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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}}.
* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Migrating_to_PC-BSD Migrating to PC-BSD]
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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 another system, ''' ''before'' ''' installing or upgrading any operating system.
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This section discusses the following topics:
 
      
 
      
* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Minimum_Hardware_Requirements Minimum Hardware Requirements]
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Hardware_Compatibility Hardware Compatibility]
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Obtaining_PC-BSD Obtaining PC-BSD]
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/PC-BSD_Live_Mode PC-BSD Live Mode]
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Revision as of 11:46, 25 September 2013

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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. 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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