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Date:      Sat, 16 May 2015 10:32:11 +0800
From:      Ben Woods <>
To:        Jeffry Killen <>
Cc:        "" <>
Subject:   Re: configuration script?
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On 16 May 2015 at 09:47, Jeffry Killen <> wrote:
> O.K., so after about four attempt to get a bootable cd, I finally got one
> to boot and installed the system. At the end of the install process I am
> presented with an option to reboot or enter "Live Cd".
> In the past when I installed from cds ordered from FreeBSD mall, there
> was a lot of software I could add after the installation process was
> concluded. I did not see that here. Is that what the "Live Cd" is all about.
> (I have been browsing the  handbook and haven't found anything
> revealing in this respect)

Depending on which FreeBSD install image you downloaded, there may or
may not be packages included. The "disc1" does not include any
packages, whilst the "dvd1" does include a small set of packages. This
is mentioned on these 2 pages:

More importantly, FreeBSD now makes regular package updates available
(updated more than once per week). This will bring both feature
updates and security fixes - highly recommended to use these. This
makes the availability of packages on the install media less useful.
Simply use "pkg upgrade" to update your packages, or "pkg install
PACKAGENAME" to install new packages from the Internet.

> Also, There is a gui script that allow post install configuration options to
> be set. That script used to be accessible after the installation and reboot
> into the new system. I also have not found that, and don't remember the
> command to access it.

The FreeBSD installer has changed. Whilst it is different to what you
remember, the new command like gui configuration tool is "bsdconfig" -
run it on the command line and have a play.

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