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Installing an Intel X25-E SSD on FreeBSD 8.1

This is on an existing FreeBSD install. I'm not booting from the SSD; I'm just adding it so it will show up at /var/cache.

# mkdir /var/cache

I installed the solid-state drive on a Dell OptiPlex 755. I unplugged the SATA cable from the DVD-ROM drive (who uses optical media anymore?) and connected the cable from SATA1 on the motherboard to the SSD.

When booting, FreeBSD found the drive:

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Drupal In BSD Magazine

Drupal is featured in the October 2010 issue of BSD Magazine (email address required to download).

Using Mac OS X 10.6 to Create a Bootable FreeBSD 8.1 Installer on a USB Memory Stick

Warning. Follow these instructions at your own risk. I am not responsible when you use dd to blow away your kitty pictures.

Download the FreeBSD 8.1 memory stick image from a FreeBSD repository. I picked one from here.

Plug in your USB stick. OS X will mount it.

You want to unmount the volume while keeping the drive available. To do this, open Disk Utility, click on the name of the mounted volume, and click the Unmount button.

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