User Trihexagonal from the FreeBSD forums provides us with an in-depth beginner tutorial on setting up FreeBSD. Follow the link below and read what comments and questions other users have regarding setting up FreeBSD.

I’m going to guide you though the process of getting a fully functional FreeBSD desktop up and running, complete with system files and security settings, step-by-step as if you’ve never used UNIX or the command line. Now lets get started:

Insert your boot media and at the Welcome screen choose the Install option and hit Enter. (You’ll be using the Enter key to confirm all your choices.)

If you’re in the US use the Default keyboard mapping when presented with that screen. If not, choose the keymap that you’ll be using.

When presented with the Set Hostname screen enter your machine name.

At the Distribution Select screen choose: …

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