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Dell Support

DISCLAIMER:
I don’t want to turn this into another ‘offshoring is bad’ article, but that’s where Dell’s desktop support for home users is located. Offshoring is a fact of life in the IT industry and we had better get used to it as well as find new ways to keep us (U.S. workers) more competitive. Although I must say, the U.S. Government could help us out a tad with a more reflexive trade policy.

Now on to the real problem…

Inspiron 2650 + FreeBSD

Just slapped together a little how-to on getting FreeBSD installed on a Dell Laptop. As always, comments are welcome. This is the first interation of this how-to, so if you see anything wrong, have a suggestion or whatever, please post a comment!

1. Boot FreeBSD CD
a. At Booting [Kernel] in 10 seconds; hit space
b. At OK type boot -c
c. At config> eisa 0
d. At config> quit

2. Install FreeBSD minimal set
a. Install ports collection
b. Install kernel sources

*NOTE*
If you need assistance with the install of FreeBSD,
visit http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/install.html