How-to Install FreeBSD 9.0 i386 Unix KDE 4 Desktop Easy Visual-Guide

August 1st, 2012 by Regaz
This Easy Visual-Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install FreeBSD 9.0 32bit Unix with the KDE4 Power Desktop :)

All Steps are Well Delineated but you need to Check if the Proposed Setup is Right for yours Needs…

During Installation Use the Space-Bar and Arrows But Not the Enter Key to Make Selections on Menu.

The Partitioning Section is Basically Simplified to the Case of an Entire Disk Installation Setup, so if you need to have a Multi-boot Platform then you should find a Guide about How Editing your Partition FreeBSD Installing.

The Booting from DVD Step or Setting the BIOS is Skipped… If you need Consult a Simple Guide about Booting your PC with FreeBSD Media.

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

Take the Time of Reading and Understanding to Get a Clear Insight

Howto Install KDE 4 Desktop on FreeBSD9-VMWare Easy Visual-Guide

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

    Unix FreeBSD 9 i386.iso
  2. Boot with FreeBSD 9 DVD
  3. Select Install:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select Install
  4. Select Keyboard Layout:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select Keyboard Layout
  5. Set Hostname and Click on Enter:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Set Hostname
  6. Select Distribution Components and Click on Enter:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select Distribution Components
  7. Automatic Checksum Verification:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Checksum Verification
  8. Automatic Archive Extraction:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Archive Extraction
  9. 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

  10. Partition Editor:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Partition Editor
  11. Set the Root Password:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Set Root Password
  12. Start Network Configuration Setup:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Start Network Configuration
  13. Set IPv4 On:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Set IPv4 On
  14. Set DHCP On:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Set DHCP On
  15. Set IPv6 Off:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Set IPv6 Off
    If your Network Should be IPv6 Powered then Proceed to Turn it On…
  16. Final Network Setup:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Final Network Setup
  17. Select Time:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select Time
  18. Select Time Zone:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select Time Zone
  19. For Big Countries Select Country Time Zone:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select Country Time Zone
  20. Select Services to Start at Boot Time:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select Services Start Boot Time
  21. Turn Dumpdev On or Off:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Dumpdev Configuration
    In Case your System is of Particular Importance then Turn Dumpdev On.
  22. 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

  23. Apply Changes and Exit:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Apply Changes and Exit
  24. Select Manual Configuration on Shell to Change Settings or Add Components:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Manual Configuration Shell
  25. Install the nano Editor and the
    n 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.

  26. Select Configure:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select Configure
  27. Select Packages:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select Packages
  28. Select CD/DVD:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Packages Installation Media
    The Other Possibilities are Not Investigated here But Remains an Available Possibility…
  29. Select the X11 Group:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select X11 Packages Group
  30. Select the KDE 4 Package:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select KDE 4 Group
  31. Select the Xorg Package:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Select KDE 4 Group
    Latest Click on Enter to Finalize.
  32. Select Install with Tab and Then Confirm your Choice:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Confirm Packages Installation
  33.  

    Now Wait Until Package Installation Achievement

     

  34. Click the Tab Key and Enter to Exit:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Exit Sysinstall Menu
  35. Reboot to Activate the Nano Editor:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Reboot to Activate Nano Editor
    On Shell Execute:
    reboot
  36. 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"
  37. Final Reboot to Start-Up Your Magically Powered KDE4 FreeBSD 9.0 Unix Desktop:
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Reboot Into KDE 4
  38. Now you Should View the KDE 4 Login Screen:)
    Install FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Login Screen
  39. 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 Desktop 1
FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Desktop 2
FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Desktop 3
FreeBSD 9 KDE 4 Desktop 4

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