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FreeBSD Installation
 
FreeBSD Installation
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1. [[http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/bsdinstall.html|Get FreeBSD]]
 
1. [[http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/bsdinstall.html|Get FreeBSD]]
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2. Create a BSD VM, Give it 512 MB memory, and a 10GB Hard drive
 
2. Create a BSD VM, Give it 512 MB memory, and a 10GB Hard drive
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3. Boot from your [[http://www.freebsd.org/where.html|FreeBSD disc]]
 
3. Boot from your [[http://www.freebsd.org/where.html|FreeBSD disc]]
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4. Use the Arrow Keys, Space Bar and Enter to navigate through the installation process
 
4. Use the Arrow Keys, Space Bar and Enter to navigate through the installation process
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5. Apply GPT partitions:
 
5. Apply GPT partitions:
* `freebsd-ufs`, 9GB, start from: /
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* `freebsd-swap`, rest
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* <tt>freebsd-ufs</tt>, 9GB, start from: /
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* <tt>freebsd-swap</tt>, rest
 
6. Configure IPV4 and DHCP, No IPV6
 
6. Configure IPV4 and DHCP, No IPV6
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7. Do not enable crash dumps. We don't have the space or need for that
 
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`"
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8. Create a user and add it to group "<tt>wheel</tt>"
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9. Shut down the machine, remove the installation CD then power up
 
9. Shut down the machine, remove the installation CD then power up
10. Log in to the system then print: `portsnap fetch extract`
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10. Log in to the system then print: <code>portsnap fetch extract</code>
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This will retrieve the entire Ports Collection, and should take a while
 
This will retrieve the entire Ports Collection, and should take a while
  
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''Tip'': A useful entry explaining '''how to change your (VM) screen resolution''':
  
_Useful_: A fine entry on how to change your (VM) screen resolution:
 
 
[[https://www.dan.me.uk/blog/2012/05/06/text-console-resolution-and-geometry-settings-in-freebsd-9-x/|Text Console resolution and geometry settings in FreeBSD 9.x]]
 
[[https://www.dan.me.uk/blog/2012/05/06/text-console-resolution-and-geometry-settings-in-freebsd-9-x/|Text Console resolution and geometry settings in FreeBSD 9.x]]
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Latest revision as of 07:23, 9 October 2013

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]


Workshop notes: