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Things look quiet here. But I've been doing a lot of blogging at because I prefer WordPress now. Not all my posts there are FreeBSD related. I am in the midst of migrating The FreeBSD Diary over to WordPress (and you can read about that here). Once the migration is completed, I'll move the FreeBSD posts into the new FreeBSD Diary website.


This page contains the Frequently Asked Questions I receive about FreeBSD.

  1. What files do I need to download in order to install FreeBSD?
  2. How can I get help with...?
  3. How do I configure my sound card?
  4. What's better FreeBSD or ...?
  5. Where can I get a CD-ROM image?
  6. How do I run Oracle under FreeBSD?
  7. Do you know anything about...?

This is a common question, both of me, and in IRC.  The answer is in the FreeBSD FAQ so I won't repeat it here.

If my webpages don't contain the answer, here is a page which should find you the answer.

Have a look at Sound with FreeBSD - A How-To Guide

Most FreeBSD ftp sites contain an ISO directory (e.g. pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/ISO-IMAGES/). So check your local FTP mirror.

A list of mirros sites can be found at Official Mirrors.

Also, search on Google for "howto-oracle.html".

I'm sorry, but I don't have the time to personally answer all the questions I'm getting.