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Is it possible to dd the current disk you are booted off?

I have a copy of FreeNAS running off a live USB disk. And I'd like to make a backup of it. While trying to avoid breaking a perfectly working system, would I be able to dd the disk while the OS is ...
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Pfsense 2.3.2 Cannot install Squid and SquidGuard

Pfsense 2.3.2 New install but it gives the following error when the squid and squidguard installation. Number of packages to be installed: 4 The process will require 10 MiB more space. [1/4] ...
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How are certain Linux distros substantively different? [on hold]

Context: I keep trying Linux every couple of years or so, to see how it compares with Windows. I would use it to work on Mono and Java, both of which I can do. I've looked at a number of distros: ...
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Route between two private networks

I have a two private networks (home: 192.168.1.0/24 and virtual: 10.10.0.0/24) which I like to connect and have them to be reachable in both ways. Network home is managed by my home router which is ...
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Convert FreeBSD ZFS two-disk unmirrored pool to mirrored

I have a storage pool aptly called storage with two disks in it. Originally, I wanted to add the second disk as a mirror but did the ZFS newbie mistake of using zpool add storage <device> ...
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Why does disabling ATA fixes “run_interrupt_driven_hooks still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config” in FreeBSD?

Why did it work? Why did the 5. step solve the problem? What is so special about disabling ATA which removed the run_interrupt_driven_hooks still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config error? My ...
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QEMU/KVM: USB3 passthrough to FreeBSD

I'm making my first steps in FreeBSD, so please excuse any possible "linuxism". My goal is to run FreeBSD 10.2 inside virtual machine with QEMU/KVM and allow USB3 network card passthrough from the ...
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Installing man pages on FreeNAS

I'm using pfSense and FreeNAS, both freeBSD derivatives. On the former there isn't sysinstall either, and on both, man pages (base system and ports) aren't installed. How do I install the complete man ...
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How to ssh in to BSD vm as root

I'm using vmware fusion pro 7 on OS X 10.10. I'm having trouble ssh-ing in to my vm as root. The process is simple ifconfig pull ip. Open terminal window ssh root@ip. However I can't seem to gain root ...
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Cannot access WebGUI for a Nas4Free server

I have installed Nas4Free (OS based on FreeBSD) on a low power VPS I am renting. However, I can't get access to the remote management interface since remote access is limited to the LAN (same subnet) ...
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FreeBSD google cloud image / set password auto for root etc

i want to use FreeBSD intro google cloud but i can't make the password work. Sorry for my bad english. Soo , i have this shell script for create image : VERSION=10.3-RELEASE VMSIZE=10g SWAPSIZE=1G ...
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FreeBSD 9 ports: How to make quiet installations?

Just wondering how do I make ports installation - without config options (blue) window popup? Assuming that I accept default options of the installation. make install clean
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How to get a list of background processes in freebsd

I need to get a list of background processes in freebsd, but i don't know how. I've tried to use ps command, ps -ax ps -e -j but I haven't found properties which describe background processes. +...
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How can I capture FreeBSD boot messages displayed on active console?

I am working with a developer of NAS4Free (FreeBSD based), and to help diagnose issues, I'm trying to capture the console output generated while booting. After much searching, I can't find any hints ...
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get SSH key fingerprint in (old) hex format on new version of openssh

It seems that openssh has changed the way it displays key fingerprints. I am trying to ssh from a client machine to a server: client: ubuntu 14.04 running OpenSSH 6.6.1 server: FreeBSD running ...
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How to set (reset) PXE binary filename in pfsense?

I am trying to load lpxelinux.0 instead of pxelinux.0 in pfSense, and configured it in default bios filename setting: Unfortunately, server still sends pxelinux.0 as a filename: How to fix? How ...
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Problems running FreeBSD package installation command

I'm trying to install some software on a FreeBSD 10 system. I'm not a regular FreeBSD user, so I'm not familiar with its quirks. I only have it to test building and running software. I performed a ...
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How to resolve Seagate USB 3.0 hard drive not being properly recognized by FreeBSD 10.3?

FreeBSD version: 10.3 Seagate drive model: SRD00F1 USB 3.0 Adapter: Insignia USB 3.0 PCIe Host Card (NS-PCCUP53) When I reboot with the drive already attached, it is not seen. But, when I attach the ...
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How to find on which port the TFTP server is running?

How to find remotely on which port the TFTP server is running on FreeBSD? The standard UDP port 69 is not listed amongst open ports when scan FreeBSD server with IP scanner.
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Booting a Linux Live tool from FreeBSD UFS2 partition

I would like to boot a Live Linux CD, without needing the CD. Take for example GParted or CloneZilla. Which I periodically boot off their Live CD. But I would like to eliminate the use of the CD/DVD ...
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FreeBSD SSH terminal windows

When I run a ncurses-based tool, say nano, in a Linux/OSX SSH session and then close it, the terminal session is back with the history and everything. But if I start nano in a FreeBSD SSH session and ...
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FreeBSD install PECL php7

I want to active the gnupg extension for php7. But I can't find a package for pecl for php7. Does anyone know a way to install pecl for php7 or how to activate gnupg without pecl?
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FreeBSD mount_nullfs lost after reboot

I want to mount one directory to another. For this I am using mount_nullfs. This works fine but when I reboot the mount is gone. Does someone know how I can keep the directory mounted after a reboot?
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Can I pass non-graphics PCI-E without host drivers to virtualbox vm on FreeBSD

Like the question says, I have a pci-e card with windows (but not freeBSD) drivers. Can it be passed through from a host running FreeBSD 10.3 or higher to a VirtualBox VM running Windows 8.1/10? The ...
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Install GTK Murrine to home directory?

Bit of irony here, in that I'm not a superuser on this machine, but our development server is FreeBSD with X11 and GTK 2 installed on it. I found I'm able to use my own themes on the server by ...
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Can the id command query Active Directory for a uid?

If I run id 1000001 (freebsd or mac), configured to authenticate with Active Directory, it returns id: 1000001: no such user. Running id DOMAIN\\user1 returns the info correctly, after which I can ...
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Exclude a directory from `ls -R` command in FreeBSD

I want to list all of my files in a directory in FreeBSD 9.2, but I don't want to include a specific directory. I checked both -I and --ignore parameters for ls, but I only ignores superuser mode and -...
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How to write FreeBSD image to USB flash drive

I am trying to write FreeBSD-10.3-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img to a USB flash drive, in the hopes of installing FreeBSD on an x64 computer in my house. Here is the image: ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/...
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Is there a Way/tool to find label to drive mappings in FreeBSD?

Is there any facility in FreeBSD 8.4, where I can find a disk drive based on a label, similar to what blkid does in Linux? I am aware of bsdlabel, but it doesn't give me the drive based on label. Can ...
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How do I make portmaster non-interactive?

I use the portmaster utility to update my ports on FreeBSD 10.3. It's a useful tool, however, it loves to interrupt the building process three hours into the compilation to prompt for something ...
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How to make unique dump results?

I am trying to check if my read-only partitions in FreeBSD remains unchanged. I do this using dump: dump -R -h 0 -0Laf /dumps/boot.dump /dev/ufs/boot and then I compute its SHA256. I used -R to be ...
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Where do I put a fileshare in FreeBSD?

I'm wanting to set up a general purpose file share on my FreeBSD box. I'm planning on making it available via multiple services (nfs/samba/etc) but I'm wondering if there is a particular place that is ...
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AirPrint and AirPlay on FreeNAS

I would like to add AirPrint support to a legacy Brother network printer and, if possible, also have AirPlay audio streaming to a stereo on the same shelf. I ran across a great tutorial on how to do ...
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why my file systems shows -71G and how can i fix it

Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on /dev/ada0p2 1G 624M 302M 67% / devfs 1.0k 1.0k 0B 100% /dev /dev/ada0p4 503M 20k 463M 0% ...
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How to temporarily disable some interface in pfSense?

How to temporarily disable some interface in pfSense? If I go to Interfaces and remove checkbox from Enable interface, then all settings disappear, making me think that I will be required to re-enter ...
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Re-process emails from `/var/mail/root`

The mail forwarding was broken on one of my servers. Some emails accumulated in the local /var/mail/root mailbox instead of being forwarded. I fixed the forwarding now. Is there a way of reprocessing ...
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Why isn't ZFS the default for fresh installs of FreeBSD?

(By the title, I'm sure this looks like an opinion question, but I'm actually looking for specific facts and materially, information to help me sort through some of the heavily in-favor-of-zfs ...
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FreeBSD no internet

I downloaded and installed FreeBSD 10.2 on to an Oracle VM. First thing I am trying to run pkg, it gives me an error with: No address record A pre-built version of pkg could not be found for your ...
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FreeBSD 10 hangs on CD Loader

I'm having some problem with FreeBSD 10 installer, I've recorded two DVD's, but when they boot, show: CD Loader 1.2 Building the boot loader arguments Looking up /BOOT/LOADER... Found / ...
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run_interrupt_driven_hooks still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config

I have downloaded the FreeBSD 9.0 for i836 but during boot/installation I get the following message: run_interrupt_driven_hooks: still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config I waited for 10 ...
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Can the 'pciconf' command be used to identify makes and models?

Specifically, I wish to identify which model of Intel WiFi NIC is installed on my FreeBSD machine in the absence of a functioning driver. Can pciconf (equivalently, Linux's lspci) be used to easily ...
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Using rsync to backup a Windows-hosted share over Samba in FreeBSD

I am trying to backup a Windows-hosted share, using rsync, from a FreeBSD8.2 box: bash$ sudo -i bash# uname -a FreeBSD zeus.companyname.gr 8.2-RELEASE ...amd64 bash# cat /root/.nsmbrc ... [...
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Cannot move ./test to a subdirectory of itself, './test/test'

When trying to convert some files to lower case I noticed something which seems strange to me. When executing this in bash: find . -iname 'test' | while IFS='\n' read item; do mv $item $(echo $item |...
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How can I tell what PCIe USB 3.0 cards are compatible with NAS4Free / FreeBSD?

I have NAS4Free running on an HP ProLiant Microserver G7 N40L/N54L. The Microserver only has USB 2.0 ports, so I’m thinking of purchasing a PCIe card so I can use a USB 3.0 hard drive at full speed. ...
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Weird speed measurement of ZFS over AFP file copy

I've been checking how fast is my ZFS storage server. I have some big files (>30 GB) and I've been using dd piped to /dev/null to check read speed. When running dd for a specific file for a first ...
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trying to install FreeBSD from a pen drive. Failed with error 19

I am trying to install FreeBSD from a pen drive. But it returns an error on boot. cd9660 :/dev/iso9660 error :/dev/iso9660/FREEBSD_INSTALL failed with error 19 and appears mountroot> command ?...
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Possible to use “screen” over SSH in script?

I am having this interesting problem, where I would like to start this command nc -l 8023 | zfs receive tank3/pro1 on a remote host 10.10.10.11. If I run ssh -n 10.10.10.11 'nohup nc -l 8023 | ...
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Does XOrg have a notion of system-wide default font?

How and where can I change the default system font? For now it appears to be DejaVu 11, which looks horrible on my laptop. I mean the font that is used in menus or labels. For example when I open ...
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How to build custom FreeBSD os Image for Raspberry Pi using Ubuntu? [closed]

I want to build FreeBSD Image for Raspberry Pi Image using Ubuntu OS if it is not possible help me out of it
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Working Linux/BSD desktop HiDPI settings for MacBook Pro 15" Retina

Having worked with Linux servers for quite some time and doing most of my work on the shell anyway (who needs most GUI apps, eh?), I feel it is time to move my main operating system from Mac OS X to ...