For this Installation, we will use FreeBSD version 4.11 that is readily available from the FreeBSD ftp server
We start off by creating a virtual Machine that will use the FreeBSD OS.
We will go with a standard memory of 512 MB
We will create a 8G Virtual HardDrive
We will choose a fixed size harddisk
The allocated size is 8GB
The HardDisk will take some time to create. Patience Pays 🙂
Once the Virtual Machine has been created, we are taken back to VirtualBox interface
Select the created machine so that we can make changes to it’s setting. Click on Settings
Oops1 I forgot to indicate that we are using the 64bit machine. But not all is lost :). Lets correct that.
Lets add the ISO image. We need to show the path to the image
Change the boot process to start with CD
Start the machine but skip kernel configuration. we choose the standard installation process
Next, we need to create fdisk. Hit A to use the entire disk then Q to exit. Next we Install BootManager
We need to partition the disk as shown below. Use C to create the partitions
Q to Finish the setup. This is what we have so far 🙂
We will set distribution to User
Installation complete. Am not really sure about the post installation features…lets just try activating minimal for now
For some reason, I guess its necessary to have an ethernet interface.
We need to Exit Install. Then switch the machine off. Change the boot order so that it starts with the HardDisk and not the CD…and we done
You will be required to provide the login and password that we created during installation.
Power off the machine. Forgot to modify some changes.
Enable extended processor features:
Enable Serial Ports
We done 🙂