OpenBSD Journal

A Quick Guide to install OpenBSD 3.4

Contributed by jose on from the for-newbies dept.

NtWaK0 writes: "This guide is designed for peoples who are willing to move from Windows To OpenBSD. Puff the blowfish is waiting for you :)

I have built this guide to use it my self.

This is a live docuement. Meaning I will be adding more to it.

Peace and I hope it will be usefull."

This is actually a fairly well put together installation doc, suitable for new users.

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  1. By Juanjo () on

    There's a little guide in spanish to install obsd 3.4:

  2. By Wouter () on

    Wouldn't it be easier to just grab a snapshot instead of first installing 3.4 and then upgrading to -current?

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      ?? so, upgrade what? first you need install the OS.

      A Snapshot is a way to get the -current, I don't understand your question.

      1. By Wouter () on

        Check page 12 and you understand what I mean.

        1. By Anonymous Coward () on

          Ok, I understand. I think that the problem is my poor english ;)

  3. By Anonymous Coward () on

    If you really meant for this document to convert M$ users, you might want to explain better what is happening at each installation step, perhaps by stating the Window$ installation equivalent.
    Ask someone you know who has never installed any *nix, and see if they follow it.

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      I've never installed *nix, and it made perfect sense. I really appreciated the post installation instructions for configuring the various programs(like apache, bind, x, etc..) that I'm going to set up. I use windows at home, and do some unix stuff at work where I do technical support for an isp. So, maybe I'm not a typical windows user, but I thought it was a great overview without all the usual side tracking that other documentation has. Like more of a step-by-step checklist of those details one would never know to think about. I bookmarked the thing so that I can come back to it when I do my first install. Besides, I think "Windows" is only in the title because the installation media section assumes Windows.

  4. By Chad Stewart () on

    First, "This guide is designed for peoples who are..." That should say "...for people who are..." not plural.

    On page 12 you take the reader from 3.4 to current. WHY? After all we don't want people who are new to OpenBSD and may not be very computer literate to be working on a system that may or may not boot when they are done or have other issues. I would suggest that new users stay with the current release+patches.

    Maybe letting them know they could upgrade to current only if they are feeling daring and want to take the chance. Bleeding edge is after all just that. :)



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