How to install FreeBSD 10 step by step

Horray, FreeBSD 10 is out and ready to serve as usual :-) .  After getting iso file for i386 I quickly set Virtualbox using memory 512MB and space 20GB plus setting ethernet as Bridge. Fire up start button bring me to installation screen. Major release always excite me and I try to document installation process in case others need it.

Lets get start :

By default Virtualbox will set iso file as first boot device and I get this screen.

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Let the default option or wait for autobot. Press Space to pause and choose other option.

Choose Install.

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Let default keymap work for me as I don’t have special requirement for this case.

Press “Select”.

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Set Hostname. Hostname is server name. I use “fbsd10.rasyid.net”.

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Distribution Select. By default system will pick games and ports. I choose all.

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Partitioning. I use Guided as I found it is simple to use. In case I want to build dedicated server then I will use Manual. For this case Guided is enough.

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Use “Entire Disk” to let system use all available resource.

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System will give summary. Hit Finish to let partition created.

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Hit Commit.

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Process partition will followed by copy all files. Just wait.

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Enter password for root twice. Don’t worry, what you type is recorded by system.

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Network configuration is special section for configure IP address. System will automatically detect the name of ethernet device. So can go wrong.

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Use IPV4 as I only have it :-)

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Enter all information in the box. Use arrow to navigate between entry.

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I use local cache in 192.168.1.1 plus using google public dns.

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Clock setting. Choose “NO”.

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I live in Asia so I choose it.

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Indonesia is my country.

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Sumatra is my place.

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Boot service configured here. I used to use  sshd and dumpdev.

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Add user as usual and don’t forget to set group to ‘wheel’ in case you want to be able to access root using su.

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Click Exit to apply configuration and exit installer.

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Last confirmation before restart.

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Click reboot. Don’t forget to remove CD / DVD or iso file to let hard disk take over :-)

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Complete. Till this section I have working FreeBSD 10 in my VirtualBox and ready to explore more.