How-to Install FreeBSD 9.X KDE4 Desktop on VMWare Fusion 4-5 Step-by-Step Easy Guide

February 7th, 2013 by Regaz
VMware Fusion 4 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop

The Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install a FreeBSD 9.1 KDE4 Amd64 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

Howto Install VMWare Tools on FreeBSD 9 Easy Visual-Guide

VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Featured
VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - KDE 4 Desktop
  1. Download FreeBSD 9.1 Amd64:

    Unix FreeBSD 9.1 amd64.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
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Create New Virtual Machine
  3. Browse the FreeBSD 9 Iso Location
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Browse FreeBSD Iso
  4. To Finalize Creation Click on Finish
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Finish Machine Creati

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    The Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install a FreeBSD 9.1-9.2-9.3 KDE4 Amd64 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

Howto Install VMWare Tools on FreeBSD 9 Easy Visual-Guide

VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Featured
VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - KDE 4 Desktop
  1. Download FreeBSD 9.1 Amd64:

    Unix FreeBSD 9.1 amd64.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
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Create New Virtual Machine
  3. Browse the FreeBSD 9 Iso Location
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Browse FreeBSD Iso
  4. To Finalize Creation Click on Finish
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Finish Machine Creation
  5. On Settings Menu Select Hard-Disk and Follow this Trace below to have a Issue-Free Virtual Disk Setup:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Issue-Free Virtual Disk Setup
  6. Select Memory to Set the RAM Memory
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - RAM Memory Setup
  7. Start the Virtual Machine:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Start Virtual Machine
  8. At the Splash Screen type Enter to Start FreeBSD Installation
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Start FreeBSD Installation
  9. Select Install:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select Install
  10. Select Keyboard Layout:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select Keyboard Layout
  11. Set Hostname and Click on Enter:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Set Hostname
  12. Select Distribution Components and Click on Enter:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select Distribution Components
  13. Automatic Checksum Verification:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Checksum Verification
  14. Automatic Archive Extraction:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Archive Extraction
  15. Select Guided Partitioning Schema:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select Partitioning Schema Guided

    Eventually Modify or Create the Partitions.

    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select Partitioning Schema Review

    Then Execute the Partitioning

    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select Partitioning Schema Guides

  16. Partition Editor:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Partition Editor
  17. Set the Root Password:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Set Root Password
  18. Start Network Configuration Setup:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Start Network Configuration
  19. Set IPv4 On:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Set IPv4 On
  20. Set DHCP On:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Set DHCP On
  21. Eventually Set IPv6 Off:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Set IPv6 Off
    If your Network Should be IPv6 Powered then Proceed to Turn it On…
  22. Final Network Setup:
    IVMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Final Network Setup
  23. Select Time:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Setting Time
  24. Select Time Zone:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select Time Zone
  25. For Big Countries Sel
    ect Country Time Zone:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select Country Time Zone
  26. Select Services to Start at Boot Time:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select Services Start Boot Time
  27. Turn Dumpdev On or Off:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Dumpdev Configuration
    In Case your System is of Particular Importance then Turn Dumpdev On.
  28. Next Create At Least One Normal User

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

    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Adding Normal UserVMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Added Normal User

  29. Apply Changes and Exit:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Apply Changes and Exit
  30. Select Manual Configuration on Shell to Change Settings or Add Components:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Manual Configuration Shell
  31. Install the nano Editor and then Start the Sysinstall Configuration:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - 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.

    Troubleshooting pkg_add -v Not Working on FreeBSD9.1:

    Solve FreeBSD 9.1 pkg_add -v Not Working
  32. Select Configure:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select Configure
  33. Select Packages:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select Packages
  34. Select CD/DVD:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Packages Installation Media
    The Other Possibilities are Not Investigated here But Remains an Available Possibility…
  35. Select the X11 Group:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select X11 Packages Group
  36. Select the KDE 4 Package:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select KDE 4 Group
  37. Select the Xorg Package:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select KDE 4 Group
    Latest Click on Enter to Finalize.
  38. Select Install with Tab and Then Confirm your Choice:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Confirm Packages Installation
  39.  

    Now Wait Until Package Installation Achievement

     

  40. Click the Tab Key and Enter to Exit:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Exit Sysinstall Menu
  41. Reboot to Activate the Nano Editor:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Reboot to Activate Nano Editor
    On Shell Execute:
    reboot
  42. 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

    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Enabling 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"
  43. Final Reboot to Start-Up Your Magically Powered KDE4 FreeBSD 9.1 Unix Desktop:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Reboot Into KDE 4
  44. Now you Should View the KDE 4 Login Screen:)
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - KDE 4 Login Screen
  45. Wait a Bit for KDE 4 Loading:)
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - KDE 4 Loading

Pictures of the KDE 4 Desktop on FreeBSD :9
VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Desktop 1
VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Desktop 2
VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Desktop 3
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  • On Settings Menu Select Hard-Disk and Follow this Trace below to have a Issue-Free Virtual Disk Setup:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Issue-Free Virtual Disk Setup
  • Select Memory to Set the RAM Memory
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - RAM Memory Setup
  • Start the Virtual Machine:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Start Virtual Machine
  • At the Splash Screen type Enter to Start FreeBSD Installation
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Start FreeBSD Installation
  • Select Install:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select Install
  • Select Keyboard Layout:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select Keyboard Layout
  • Set Hostname and Click on Enter:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Set Hostname
  • Select Distribution Components and Click on Enter:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select Distribution Components
  • Automatic Checksum Verification:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Checksum Verification
  • Automatic Archive Extraction:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Archive Extraction
  • Select Guided Partitioning Schema:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select Partitioning Schema Guided

    Eventually Modify or Create the Partitions.

    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select Partitioning Schema Review

    Then Execute the Partitioning

    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select Partitioning Schema Guides

  • Partition Editor:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Partition Editor
  • Set the Root Password:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Set Root Password
  • Start Network Configuration Setup:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Start Network Configuration
  • Set IPv4 On:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Set IPv4 On
  • Set DHCP On:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Set DHCP On
  • Eventually Set IPv6 Off:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Set IPv6 Off
    If your Network Should be IPv6 Powered then Proceed to Turn it On…
  • Final Network Setup:
    IVMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Final Network Setup
  • Select Time:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Setting Time
  • Select Time Zone:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select Time Zone
  • For Big Countries Sel
    ect Country Time Zone:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select Country Time Zone
  • Select Services to Start at Boot Time:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select Services Start Boot Time
  • Turn Dumpdev On or Off:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Dumpdev Configuration
    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!

    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Adding Normal UserVMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Added Normal User

  • Apply Changes and Exit:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Apply Changes and Exit
  • Select Manual Configuration on Shell to Change Settings or Add Components:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Manual Configuration Shell
  • Install the nano Editor and then Start the Sysinstall Configuration:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - 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.

    Troubleshooting pkg_add -v Not Working on FreeBSD9.1:

  • Select Configure:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select Configure
  • Select Packages:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select Packages
  • Select CD/DVD:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Packages Installation Media
    The Other Possibilities are Not Investigated here But Remains an Available Possibility…
  • Select the X11 Group:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select X11 Packages Group
  • Select the KDE 4 Package:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select KDE 4 Group
  • Select the Xorg Package:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Select KDE 4 Group
    Latest Click on Enter to Finalize.
  • Select Install with Tab and Then Confirm your Choice:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Confirm Packages Installation
  •  

    Now Wait Until Package Installation Achievement

     

  • Click the Tab Key and Enter to Exit:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Exit Sysinstall Menu
  • Reboot to Activate the Nano Editor:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Reboot to Activate Nano Editor
    On Shell Execute:
    reboot
  • 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

    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Enabling 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"
  • Final Reboot to Start-Up Your Magically Powered KDE4 FreeBSD 9.1 Unix Desktop:
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Reboot Into KDE 4
  • Now you Should View the KDE 4 Login Screen:)
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - KDE 4 Login Screen
  • Wait a Bit for KDE 4 Loading:)
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - KDE 4 Loading
  • Pictures of the KDE 4 Desktop on FreeBSD :9
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Desktop 1
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Desktop 2
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Desktop 3
    VMware Fusion 4/5 Install FreeeBSD 9.X KDE Desktop - Desktop 4

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