Simple tips for installing FreeBSD in a virtual machine.
Note: This tutorial was done using the FreeBSD 11.0 release.
People often ask me why I use FreeBSD, well I’ve always been a guy who used Unix at the time IBM-AIX and then I migrated to FreeBSD and started
in version 3.0 and I use FreeBSD to this day as a workstation and server. I like the simple and easy things, also eventually use Linux and Mac
for a specific project. I need to create a virtual machine for development tests and I decided to write a howto to show how simple it is to install FreeBSD so let’s go…
1. Preparing the working directory
Open your terminal and execute the commands below:
2. Creating the virtual machine
I’m considering that you already have Virtualbox installed.
2.1 Make sure you have FreeBSD 64
2.2 Makes an export with the VM ostype
2.3 Creating a VDI with 30GB
2.4 Adding a SATA controller
2.5 Make sure your HD has been created
2.6 Adding the IDE drive is the ISO image
2.7 Changing the boot order and memory for VM.
Start FreeBSD Virtual Machine
If all went well, you should see this image to start the installation:
3. Following the screen step by step
I did print all the installation screens basically without any changes, just follow them all to finish.
Ready! Now it is necessary to shut down the virtual machine and change the boot order again. Run the command:</p>
FreeBSD installed and running, have fun!
In case of doubts the documentation of the FreeBSD is quite updated see in: Handbook.