February 17th, 2005, 18:43
Ok thank God I finally was able to install it and co-exist with windows.

My prob is that I have no internet connection in FreeBSD. How can I get online with my nforce nic. There is a port on there but when I try making it obviously trys to fetch it from and ftp server. Ironic?

February 17th, 2005, 21:22
You can download the tar.gz file from the FTP servers that host ports ( and then copy the tar.gz into the /usr/ports/distfiles folder.

Now how you go from downloading to copying to distfiles is kinda up to you; I'd recommend a usb flash drive or mounting your NTFS/FAT partition on BSD and copying from there.

February 18th, 2005, 13:17
Thanks I'm on now.

BTW How can I get gnome up when I start x

February 18th, 2005, 13:56
In your home directory, create a file called .xinitrc and put in it:
exec gnomesession

That is, of course, assuming you've installed gnome from ports or packages.