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

Revision as of 17:49, 8 October 2013

FreeBSD Installation

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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


_Useful_: A fine entry on how to change your (VM) screen resolution:
[Console resolution and geometry settings in FreeBSD 9.x]