Unix Workshops:Installing-freebsd

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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]