TrueOS 18.12 installation is not as the Installation guide says


#1

I was following this installation guide https://www.trueos.org/handbook/install.html
to install on trueos on virtual box but when i get to the step 2.3 its diferent and i dont know what to do. there is no graphical interface. i mean there is letters and i can use keyboard to browse the options but its not the same as in the guide and when it finishes installing there is no Desktop enviroment is command line only.

i got the iso from what i believe to be the official site https://www.trueos.org/downloads/
but there is no checksum file for this version.

there was no checksum with the name of this version only for 18.03, i supose the latest-desktop.img.md5 is the one i suposed to check but the md5 does not match with it anyway.

i am starting to think some smartass hackers knowing there was not checksum for this version decided to troll people by swapping the isos with a version without a DE


#2

any trueos ISO later than 1803 is server only.

this isn’t pure trueos, so that guide is very out dated.

there is NO upgrade path from 1803.

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he TrueOS “desktop” edition has been discontinued and TrueOS is now a distribution platform (with it’s own server-focused release images as well).

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