Step by step creating virtual machine FreeBSD 7.2 on MacOSX 10.6 with Parallels Desktop 5
- First, make sure your MacBook already installed Mac OSX Snow Leopard 10.6 and Parallels Desktop for Mac 5.0.
- Open Parallels Desktop , click File > New then a window as below will apear
- You will be asked to choose instalation media. If you want to install FreeBSD from CD, choose “Installation CD/DVD”. For this time, I would install from CD. Insert the installation CD to your CD drive, then click Continue.
- A window will appear asking you to determine the operating system that will be installed. In the List Box, choose Other > FreeBSD 7.x, then click Continue.
- A window will appear asking you to determine the installation type. If you want to do advanced configuration, choose Custom then click Continue.
- A window will appear asking you to do CPU and memory configuration for virtual machine. You need to allocate your CPU and memory as many as you need. For this time, I used a processor and 256 MB of memory. Then click Continue.
- A window will appear asking you to determine the virtual hard disk. Choose New image file, then click Continue.
- A window will appear asking you to determine virtual hard disk size. I allocated 4GB. Check Expanding disk if you don’t want a fixed size (therefore it will expand if your files already bigger than the allocated space). Then click Continue.
- A window will appear to allow you do the network setting. For this time, I chose Bridged Networking which means I would share my internet connection to my primary OS. Click Continue
- A window will appear to allow you do the virtual machine performance setting. Choose Virtual Machine, then click Continue.
- Fill the virtual machine name and its location, then click Create
- Now your virtual machine already created and you are ready to install FreeBSD. Choose installation media, then click Start and it will start to boot from chosen media.
- First, you have to choose where you live. I chose Indonesia, then click OK.
- Then you have to choose keyboard type. Choose USA ISO, then click OK
- A main window to do the installation will appear. Choose Standard, then click Select.
- Now you have to allocate your hard disk space. Press A for Use Entire Disk, then click Q for Finish.
- An option to install Boot Manager will appear. Choose Standard, then click OK.
- Next, we will get label disk setting. Press A for Auto Defaults, then Q for Finish.
- You will be offered to install FreeBSD port collection. Click Yes, if you want to install the port collection.
- A window will appear asking the distribution we want. Choose User, then click OK.
- A window will appear asking about installation medi Choose CD/DVD then click OK. Now you have to confirm to install FreeBSD. The installation will begin and take about 5 minutes. Then a window will appear telling you that the FreeBSD has been installed on your computer.
- There are a few things to configure until back to the main menu. Choose Exit Install > Yes. System now will reboot.
- Insert your username and password. If you don’t have any registered user yet, use “root”.
- Voila, FreeBSD is now ready to use.
FreeBSD supports a lot of applications like : Apache, PHP, MySQL, FTP, and many more.