|Starting GhostBSD Live Media|
If you prepared a “bootable” USB stick, then plug in your USB stick before turning on the computer.
If you are booting from CDROM, then you will need to turn on the computer, and insert the CDROM at the first opportunity.
You can boot by:
- Configure your machine BIOS to boot from either the CDROM or from USB.
- Typically boot by pressing F10, F11, F12, or Esc and select a boot device.
If your computer starts up as normal loading your existing operating system, then either:
- The disks were not inserted early enough in the boot process. Leave them in, and try restarting your computer.
- The BIOS changes earlier did not work correctly. You should redo that step until you get the right option.
- Your BIOS does not support booting from the desired media. The Plop Boot Manager can be used to boot older computers from CD or USB media.
GhostBSD will start to boot. If you are booting from CDROM you will see black screen with similar text to this:
CD Loader 1.2 Building the boot loader arguments Looking up /BOOT/LOADER... Found Relocating the loader and the BTX Starting the BTX loader BTX loader 1.00 BTX version is 1.02 Consoles: internal video/keyboard BIOS CD is cd0 BIOS drive C: is disk0 BIOS drive D: is disk1 BIOS 636kB/261056kB available memory FreeBSD/i386 bootstrap loader, Revision 1.1 Loading /boot/defaults/loader.conf /boot/kernel/kernel text=0x64daa0 data=0xa4e80+0xa9e40 syms=[0x4+0x6cac0+0x4+0x88e9d] \
The GhostBSD boot loader is displayed:
(On later versions you will see a stylised 'G'.)
Either wait ten seconds, or press Enter.
Once GhostBSD is booted you should see a screen like this:
(On later versions it may be a little different.)