How-to Install FreeBSD 9.0 KDE4 32bit Desktop on VMWare Fusion 4

August 1st, 2012 by Regaz
The Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install a FreeBSD 9.0 KDE4 i386 Powered Desktop on VMWare Fusion 4-5.
All Steps are Visually Shown but you need to Check if the Proposed Setup is Right for yours Needs…
During FreeBSD Installation Use the Space-Bar and Arrows to Select Components to Install and the Enter Key to Make a Selection a Menu or to Confirm Setup.
Take the Time of Reading and Understanding to Get a Clear Insight

On Guide Bottom you Find Links to Youtube and Vimeo Video of Installation.

Howto Install VMWare Tools on FreeBSD 9 Easy Visual-Guide

Incandescent-FreeBSDFreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Desktop
  1. Download FreeBSD 9.0 i386:

    Unix FreeBSD 9 i386.iso

    After Downloaded you can Directly Load the Iso into VMWare as a Virtual DVD.

  2. Create a New Virtual Machine by Menu File >> New
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 VMWare Fusion 4 Create New Virtual Machine
  3. Browse the FreeBSD 9 Iso Location
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 VMWare Fusion 4 Browse FreeBSD Iso
  4. To Finalize Creation Click on Finish
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 VMWare Fusion 4 Finish Machine Creation
  5. To Finalize Creation Click on Finish
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 VMWare Fusion 4 Finish Machine Creation
  6. On Settings Menu Select Hard-Disk and Follow this Trace below to have a Issue-Free Virtual Disk Setup:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 VMWare Fusion 4 Issue-Free Virtual Disk Setup
  7. Select Memory to Set the RAM Memory
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 VMWare Fusion 4 Memory Setup
  8. Start the Virtual Machine:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 VMWare Fusion 4 Memory Setup
  9. At the Splash Screen type Enter to Start FreeBSD Installation
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 VMWare Fusion 4 Start FreeBSD Installation
  10. Select Install:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select Install
  11. Select Keyboard Layout:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select Keyboard Layout
  12. Set Hostname and Click on Enter:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Set Hostname
  13. Select Distribution Components and Click on Enter:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select Distribution Components
  14. Automatic Checksum Verification:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Checksum Verification
  15. Automatic Archive Extraction:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Archive Extraction
  16. Select Guided Partitioning Schema:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select Partitioning Schema Guided

    Eventually Modify or Create the Partitions.

    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select Partitioning Schema Review

    Then Execute the Partitioning

    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select Partitioning Schema Guides

  17. Partition Editor:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Partition Editor
  18. Set the Root Password:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Set Root Password
  19. Start Network Configuration Setup:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Start Network Configuration
  20. Set IPv4 On:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Set IPv4 On
  21. Set DHCP On:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Set DHCP On
  22. Set IPv6 Off:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Set IPv6 Off
    If your Network Should be IPv6 Powered then Proceed to Turn it On…
  23. Final Network Setup:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Final Network Setup
  24. Select Time:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select Time
  25. Select Time Zone:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select Time Zone
  26. For Big Countries Select Country Time Zone:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select Country Time Zone
  27. Select Services to Start at Boot Time:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select Services Start Boot Time
  28. Turn Dumpdev On or Off:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Dumpdev Configuration
    In Case your System is of Particular Importance then Turn Dumpdev On.
  29. Next Create At Least One Normal User

    In Fact this is Important For Booting Into the KDE4 Desktop!

    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Adding Normal UserInstall FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Added Normal User

  30. Apply Changes and Exit:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Apply Changes and Exit
  31. Select Manual Configuration on Shell to Change Settings or Add Components:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Manual Configuration Shell
  32. Install the nano Editor and then Start the Sysinstall Configuration:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Install Nano Editor and Sysinstall Configuration
    The Two Command to Execute on Shell are:
    pkg_add -v -r nano

    After the nano has been Installed then Start Sysinstall:

    sysinstall

    The Sysinstall Text Configuration Tool will Show Up.

  33. Select Configure:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select Configure
  34. Select Packages:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select Packages
  35. Select CD/DVD:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Packages Installation Media
    The Other Possibilities are Not Investigated here But Remains an Available Possibility…
  36. Select the X11 Group:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select X11 Packages Group
  37. Select the KDE 4 Package:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select KDE 4 Group
  38. Select the Xorg Package:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select KDE 4 Group
    Latest Click on Enter to Finalize.
  39. Select Install with Tab and Then Confirm your Choice:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Confirm Packages Installation
  40.  

    Now Wait Until Package Installation Achievement

     

  41. Click the Tab Key and Enter to Exit:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Exit Sysinstall Menu
  42. Reboot to Activate the Nano Editor:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Reboot to Activate Nano Editor
    On Shell Execute:
    reboot
  43. After Rebooting on Shell Login as root

    Then Edit /etc/rc.conf to Enable KDE Login at Boot

    After Rebooting on Shell Login as root and Edit /etc/rc.conf:

    nano /etc/rc.conf

    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Enable KDE Manager
    Below the Content to Insert inside the rc.conf:

    dbus_enable="YES"
    hald_enable="YES"
    kdm4_enable="YES"
    local_startup="${local_startup} /usr/local/kde4/etc/rc.d"
  44. Final Reboot to Start-Up Your Magically Powered KDE4 FreeBSD 9.0 Unix Desktop:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Reboot Into KDE 4
  45. Now you Should View the KDE 4 Login Screen:)
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Login Screen
  46. Wait a Bit for KDE 4 Loading:)
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Loading

Pictures of the KDE 4 Desktop on FreeBSD :9
FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 VMWare Fusion 4 Desktop 1
FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 VMWare Fusion 4 Desktop 2
FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 VMWare Fusion 4 Desktop 3
FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 VMWare Fusion 4 Desktop 4

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