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Putting freebsd /tmp and /var on a memory disk (md)


I’ve installed a FreeBSD system using gmirror onto a couple of USB drives. I’ve noticed that there’s a considerable lag when I’m doing certain things (running for example). I’ve narrowed it down to the and file systems. These two file systems get written to often during normal system operation. I’ve recently aleviated this problem using […]

Installing FreeBSD from USB (created using Windows)


Be careful. You’re creating a FreeBSD boot image using Windows. It’s sometimes difficult to see which hard disk you’re writing to. See here: Writing FreeBSD memstick.img to a USB drive in Windows « Koitsu’s Blog Download dd for Windows here: – download. I chose beta 0.6.3. Unzip it, and take a look at the […]