Starting GhostBSD Live Media

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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.)

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