How-to Install FreeBSD 10 on VMware Workstation 10 Step-by-Step Easy Guide

February 17th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

FreeBSD 10.X Instalation Steps on VMware Workstation 10




The Tutorial Shows You How-to Install Step-by-Step Unix FreeBSD 10+ i386/amd64 on VMware Workstation 10.

Some FreeBSD 10 New Features:

  • New Package Management Tool: pkgng
  • Tickless kernel Enhancing Laptops and VMs Performances
  • The Native “BSD hypervisor” bhyve, a legacy-free hypervisor/virtual machine manager

To the FreeBSD Installation Guide Bottom Linkt to VMware Tools Installation that is Necessary for FreeBSD 10 Desktops Mouse Integration on VMware Virtual Machine.

Just Take the Time of Carefully Looking, Reading and Following the Detailed Instructions and Commands Contained in this Guide.

FreeBSD 10 Installation Steps on VMware Workstation 10 - Featured
  1. Download FreeBSD 10 ISO i386/amd64 Release:

    Get FreeBSD 10 ISO
  2. Create a New Virtual Machine

  3. Choose the VM Typical SetUp

  4. Select FreeBSD 10 ISO Image

  5. Naming as FreeBSD 10

  6. SetUp Disk as Undivided of at Least 64Gb

    Take Note: The Disk is Auto-Growing and 64Gb will be Just the Biggest Size!

  7. Then Click on Customize Hardware

  8. Set Up VM RAM Size

    1-1.5Gb Recommended.

  9. Finish VM SetUp

  10. Boot the FreeBSD 10 Virtual Machine

  11. Enter to Start Installation
    Use the Arrows, the Tab & Space Keys to Make/Switch Selections.

  12. Set Up KeyMap
    Use the Arrows to Change Selection.


    Then ‘Enter’ to Select.

  13. Set HostName
    ‘localhost’ should be Fine.


    Again ‘Enter’ for OK.

  14. Eventually Select Optional Components


    ‘Enter’ for OK.

  15. Start Partitioning


    Just ‘Enter’ to Follow with Guided Partitioning.

  16. Entire Disk Partitioning


    Press ‘Enter’ to Partitioning the Entire Disk.

  17. Finish Partitioning


    ‘Enter’ to Finishing.

  18. Set Up Root Pass
    Take Note of the Root Pass!

  19. Start Network Config


    ‘Enter’ to Starting Configuration.

  20. Configure IPV4


    ‘Enter’ to Confirm.

  21. Configure DHCP


    ‘Enter’ to Confirm.

  22. Configure IPV6


    ‘Enter’ to Confirm.

  23. Configure SLAAC


    ‘Enter’ to Confirm.

  24. Setting Up Network Configuration


    ‘Enter’ to Confirm.

  25. Set Clock

    UTC is Just a Good Choice!


    ‘Enter’ to Confirm.

  26. Set UTC Time Zone
    Use thy Arrows to Choose Your Continent.


    ‘Enter’ to Confirm.

  27. For US then Set also the UTC Time Country


    ‘Enter’ to Confirm.

  28. Then also the UTC Time Zone Country


    ‘Enter’ to Confirm.

  29. Set Boot Up Services
    Space Bar to Make Selections.
    Select Mouse to be Enabled on Shell and Synchronize Time.


    ‘Enter’ to Confirm.

  30. Adding Users


    ‘Enter’ to Confirm.

  31. Setting Up New User
    Eventually Take Note of the New User’s Pass.


    ‘yes’ to Confirm for User Creation.
    Then ‘no’ to Achieve the wizard.

  32. Exit


    ‘Enter’ to Confirm.

  33. Eventually Open Shell for Packages and Desktop SetUp

    Getting-Started Installing Packages and Desktop on FreeBSD 10:

    FreeBSD 10 Package Manager Initial SetUp
  34. How-to Install VMware Tools for FreeBSD 10:

    VMware Tools Installation Guide
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