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:
- Screen 1
3. Following the screen step by step
I did print all the installation screens basically without any changes, just follow them all to finish.
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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.