Subject: Re: querie
To: Murray C Dimes <>
From: Andrew Gillham <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/30/2001 16:16:42
On Wed, Oct 31, 2001 at 07:45:54AM +0800, Murray C Dimes wrote:
> Hey there people
> I recently purchased a copy of NetBSD 1.5.2 4 CD set to check it out . I 
> looked at the three option and felt that this was probably the best option. I 
> think I may have been wrong.... I couldnt get anything to run...well I got a 
> really raw looking xserver with an xterm and no mouse and couldnt do anything
> Is FreeBSD the easier more "gui" version for the newbie to look at? just to 
> get familiar with how it all works before NetBSD? or is there a setup option 
> that boots GDM or the similar to make it a little easier to have a look 
> around... It says it comes with Gnome and KDE.

You need to install KDE from the CD first.  The default installation does
not include them.

Something vaguely like this:
# mount -r -t cd9660 /dev/cd0a /mnt
# cd /mnt/somepath
# pkg_add kde2

I'm not sure what the path to the packages is on your CD set, but I am 
assuming disk 3 & 4 is where you want to look.