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The "System Selection" screen, shown in Figure 3.2a, allows you to install a desktop (PC-BSD®) or a server (TrueOS®) operating system. It also allows you to {{local|link=Life_Preserver|anchor=Restoring_the_Operating_System_From_Backup|restore the operating system from a Life Preserver backup}}.
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The "System Selection" screen, shown in Figure 3.2a, allows you to install a desktop (PC-BSD®) or a server (TrueOS®) operating system. It also allows you to {{local|link=Life_Preserver|anchor=Restoring_the_Operating_System_From_Backup|restore the operating system from a Life Preserver backup}}. The rest of this chapter concentrates on a desktop installation. Refer to {{local|link=Install a Server}} for instructions on how to install a command-line only server.
  
 
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[[File:Installer2g.png|thumb|393px|'''Figure 3.2a: Desktop Selection Screen''']]
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[[File:Installer2k.png|thumb|393px|'''Figure 3.2a: Desktop Selection Screen''']]
  
 
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By default, PC-BSD® will be selected and the default window manager will depend upon the amount of RAM on the system. Systems containing more than 2GB of RAM will default to the KDE desktop and all other systems will default to the LXDE desktop. To change the default window manager or to browse for additional desktops and components to install, click the "Customize" button. If you highlight then right-click a component and select "View Packages", a pop-up menu will list the packages that are installed with that component.
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By default, PC-BSD® will be selected and the default window manager will depend upon the amount of RAM on the system. Systems containing more than 2GB of RAM will default to the KDE desktop and all other systems will default to the LXDE desktop. To change the default window manager or to browse for additional desktops and components to install, click the “Customize” button which will open the screen shown in Figure 3.2b. Check the box of a component that has a {{plusbox}} next to it in order to check or uncheck its sub-components. All components that are checked will be installed. If you highlight then right-click a component and select "View Packages", a pop-up menu will list the packages that are installed with that component.
 
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After installation, you can return to this "Customize" screen in order to install or uninstall additional components by going to {{traverse|Control Panel|Package Manager|here=Package Manager}}.
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In the example shown in Figure 3.2b, the user clicked “Customize” then expanded “Development” and right-clicked <span class=traverse>Development ➜ Development-Debug</span> to access the “View Packages” option for this component.  
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[[File:Installer2h-alpha.png|thumb|393px|class=bg10p0|'''Figure 3.2b: Browsing Additional System Components''']]
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* '''Desktops:''' includes the following supported desktops: {{local|link=KDE4}}, {{local|link=LXDE}}, {{local|link=Mate}}, and {{local|link=XFCE4}}. If you expand the {{plusbox}} next to a desktop, you can select which components to install with that desktop. You can select as many desktops and components as you wish to install.
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* '''Desktop:''' the following desktops are available: {{local|link=Awesome}}, {{local|link=Cinnamon}}, {{local|link=FVWM}}, {{local|link=GNOME}}, {{local|link=i3}}, {{local|link=IceWM}}, {{local|link=KDE4}}, {{local|link=Lumina}}, {{local|link=LXDE}}, {{local|link=Mate}}, {{local|link=Openbox}}, {{local|link=Ratpoison}}, {{local|link=Spectrwm}}, {{local|link=WindowLab}}, {{local|link=Window Maker}}, and {{local|link=XFCE4}}. Each desktop that is selected will be installed and will appear in the login menu of the installed PC-BSD® system.
  
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* '''Development:''' software utilities suited for developers. These include the valgrind debugging tool, QT development tools, CMake, GNU make, Subversion, and git.
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{{note|icon64={{local|link=Fluxbox}} is always installed and available in the login menu of a PC-BSD® system.}}
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* '''Devel:''' if you expand the {{plusbox}} you can select to install {{citelink|url=http://sourceforge.net/projects/qgit/|txt=QGit}}.
  
 
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* '''Hardware-Drivers:''' if you expand the {{plusbox}} you can select additional drivers to install: HPLIP (for HP printers), Handheld (for syncing with WinCE devices), and NVIDIA . If you have an NVIDIA video card or a HP printer, check the applicable box to install the required drivers.
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* '''Drivers:''' if you have an NVIDIA video card, make sure this box is checked so that the required drivers are installed.
  
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* '''Misc:''' if you expand the {{plusbox}} you can select from the following: {{citelink|url=http://open-vm-tools.sourceforge.net/about.php|txt=VMwareGuest}}, and {{local|link=Using VirtualBox|anchor=Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions|VirtualBox Guest additions}}.
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* '''Editors:''' if you expand the {{plusbox}} you can select to install {{citelink|url=http://www.libreoffice.org/|txt=LibreOffice}}.
  
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* '''Unsupported-Desktops:''' additional light-weight desktops for expert users.  If you expand the {{plusbox}} you can select from {{local|link=Awesome}}, {{local|link=Cinnamon}}, {{local|link=FVWM}}, {{local|link=GNOME3}}, {{local|link=i3}}, {{local|link=IceWM}}, {{local|link=Openbox}}, {{local|link=Ratpoison}}, {{local|link=Spectrwm}}, {{local|link=WindowLab}}, or {{local|link=Window Maker}}.
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* '''Emulators:''' if you expand the {{plusbox}} you can select to install {{citelink|url=http://pipelight.net/cms/|txt=Pipelight}}, {{citelink|url=http://www.virtualbox.org|txt=VirtualBox}}, and {{citelink|url=https://www.winehq.org/|txt=Wine}}.
  
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{{note|icon64={{local|link=Fluxbox}} is always installed and available in the login menu of a PC-BSD® system.}}
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* '''i18n:''' if you expand the {{plusbox}} you can select to install localization for for the KDE desktop and for the operating system.
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* '''IRC:''' if you expand the {{plusbox}} you can select to install {{citelink|url=http://hexchat.github.io/|txt=HexChat}}.
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* '''Java:''' if you expand the {{plusbox}} you can select to install {{citelink|url=http://icedtea.classpath.org/wiki/IcedTea-Web|txt=IcedTea}} and {{citelink|url=http://openjdk.java.net/|txt=OpenJDK}} version 7 and 8.
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* '''Mail:''' check this box to install the {{citelink|url=https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/|txt=Thunderbird}} email client.
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* '''Net:''' check this box to install the {{citelink|url=http://kde.org/applications/internet/krdc/|txt=KRDC}} remote desktop client.
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* '''Net-IM:''' check this box to install the {{citelink|url=http://www.pidgin.im/|txt=Pidgin}} IRC client.
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* '''Security:''' check this box to install the {{citelink|url=http://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source.html|txt=OpenVPN}} VPN client.
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* '''SysUtils:''' check this box to install the {{citelink|url=http://www.saltstack.com/community/|txt=PySalt}} distributed remote execution and configuration management system.
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* '''Virtualization:''' if you expand the {{plusbox}} you can install  {{citelink|url=https://www.virtualbox.org|txt=VirtualBox Guest additions}} and {{citelink|url=http://open-vm-tools.sourceforge.net/about.php|txt=VMwareGuest}}.
  
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If you check the box of a component that has a {{plusbox}} next to it, it will automatically select all of its sub-components. You can click the {{plusbox}} to expand and uncheck any sub-components that you do not wish to install.
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* '''Web:''' if you expand the {{plusbox}} you can select to install the {{citelink|url=http://www.chromium.org|txt=Chromium}} and {{citelink|url=http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new|txt=Firefox}} web browsers.
  
 
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Once you have made your selection(s), click the "Save" button to save your selections. The "System Selection" box will list the components that you selected for installation. You can now click the "Next" button to proceed to the next screen.
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Once you have made your selection(s), click the "Save" button to save your selections. The "PC-BSD Package Selection" box will list the components that you selected for installation. You can now click the "Next" button to proceed to the next screen.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 19:37, 10 November 2014



The "System Selection" screen, shown in Figure 3.2a, allows you to install a desktop (PC-BSD®) or a server (TrueOS®) operating system. It also allows you to restore the operating system from a Life Preserver backup. The rest of this chapter concentrates on a desktop installation. Refer to Install a Server for instructions on how to install a command-line only server.

Figure 3.2a: Desktop Selection Screen

By default, PC-BSD® will be selected and the default window manager will depend upon the amount of RAM on the system. Systems containing more than 2GB of RAM will default to the KDE desktop and all other systems will default to the LXDE desktop. To change the default window manager or to browse for additional desktops and components to install, click the “Customize” button which will open the screen shown in Figure 3.2b. Check the box of a component that has a + next to it in order to check or uncheck its sub-components. All components that are checked will be installed. If you highlight then right-click a component and select "View Packages", a pop-up menu will list the packages that are installed with that component.

Figure 3.2b: Browsing Additional System Components

The following components are available for installation.

NOTE: Fluxbox is always installed and available in the login menu of a PC-BSD® system.
  • Devel: if you expand the + you can select to install QGit[1].
  • Drivers: if you have an NVIDIA video card, make sure this box is checked so that the required drivers are installed.
  • Editors: if you expand the + you can select to install LibreOffice[2].
  • i18n: if you expand the + you can select to install localization for for the KDE desktop and for the operating system.
  • IRC: if you expand the + you can select to install HexChat[6].
  • Net: check this box to install the KRDC[10] remote desktop client.
  • Net-IM: check this box to install the Pidgin[11] IRC client.
  • Security: check this box to install the OpenVPN[12] VPN client.
  • SysUtils: check this box to install the PySalt[13] distributed remote execution and configuration management system.

Once you have made your selection(s), click the "Save" button to save your selections. The "PC-BSD Package Selection" box will list the components that you selected for installation. You can now click the "Next" button to proceed to the next screen.

NOTE: If you are installing a desktop, the installer will display a pop-up message if it cannot find a physical or virtual disk that meets the recommended minimum size of 50GB. It will let you continue an installation on a smaller disk, but you may run into disk space issues.


References


  1. http://sourceforge.net/projects/qgit/
  2. http://www.libreoffice.org/
  3. http://pipelight.net/cms/
  4. http://www.virtualbox.org
  5. https://www.winehq.org/
  6. http://hexchat.github.io/
  7. http://icedtea.classpath.org/wiki/IcedTea-Web
  8. http://openjdk.java.net/
  9. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/
  10. http://kde.org/applications/internet/krdc/
  11. http://www.pidgin.im/
  12. http://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source.html
  13. http://www.saltstack.com/community/
  14. https://www.virtualbox.org
  15. http://open-vm-tools.sourceforge.net/about.php
  16. http://www.chromium.org
  17. http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new
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