Unix Workshops:Installing-freebsd

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FreeBSD Installation 1. [FreeBSD]

2. Create a BSD VM, Give it 512 MB memory, and a 10GB Hard drive

3. Boot from your [disc]

4. Use the Arrow Keys, Space Bar and Enter to navigate through the installation process

5. Apply GPT partitions:

  • freebsd-ufs, 9GB, start from: /
  • freebsd-swap, rest

6. Configure IPV4 and DHCP, No IPV6

7. Do not enable crash dumps. We don't have the space or need for that

8. Create a user and add it to group "wheel"

9. Shut down the machine, remove the installation CD then power up

10. Log in to the system then print: portsnap fetch extract

This will retrieve the entire Ports Collection, and should take a while

Tip: A useful entry explaining how to change your (VM) screen resolution:

[Console resolution and geometry settings in FreeBSD 9.x]

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