August 1, 2012 | By Regaz.
This Easy Visual-Guide shows you Step-by-Step How to Install FreeBSD 9.0 32-bit 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 Getting a Clear Insight…
Howto Install KDE 4 Desktop on FreeBSD9-VMWare Easy Visual-Guide.
Download FreeBSD 9.0 i386:
Boot with FreeBSD 9 DVD
Select Keyboard Layout:
Set Hostname and Click on Enter:
Select Distribution Components and Click on Enter:
Automatic Checksum Verification:
Automatic Archive Extraction:
Select Guided Partitioning Schema:
Possibly Modify or Create the Partitions.
Then Execute the Partitioning.
Set the Root Password:
Start Network Configuration Setup:
Set IPv4 On:
Set DHCP On:
Set IPv6 Off:
If your Network Should be IPv6 Powered then Proceed to Turn it On…
Final Network Setup:
Select Time Zone:
For Big Countries Select Country Time Zone:
Select Services to Start at Boot Time:
Turn Dumpdev On or Off:
In Case your System is of Particular Importance then Turn Dumpdev On.
Next Create At Least One Normal User
In Fact this is Important For Booting Into the KDE4 Desktop!
Apply Changes and Exit:
Select Manual Configuration on Shell to Change Settings or Add Components:
Install the nano Editor and the
n Start the Sysinstall Configuration:
The Two Command to Execute on Shell are:
pkg_add -v -r nano
After the nano has been Installed then Start Sysinstall:
The Sysinstall Text Configuration Tool will Show Up.
The Other Possibilities are Not Investigated here But Remains an Available Possibility…
Select the X11 Group:
Select the KDE 4 Package:
Select the Xorg Package:
Latest Click on Enter to Finalize.
Select Install with Tab and Then Confirm your Choice:
Now Wait Until Package Installation Achievement.
Click the Tab Key and Enter to Exit:
Reboot to Activate the Nano Editor:
On Shell Execute:
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:
Below the Content to Insert inside the rc.conf:
Final Reboot to Start-Up your Magically Powered KDE4 FreeBSD 9.0 Unix Desktop:
Now you Should View the KDE 4 Login Screen:)
Wait a Bit for KDE 4 Loading:)
Pictures of the KDE 4 Desktop on FreeBSD :9
You Find the VMware Tools Installation Video Tutorial
A FreeBSD Useful Guide contained here: