FreeBSD 10 is out and it’s time to replace your Linux boxes
SC gen 2 is a VIA U2250 with 2Gb memory.
Start the rescue shell in amd64 12.04 Ubuntu, connect to the box via SSH with the temporary password
sudo -s cd /tmp wget http://ftp1.fr.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/snapshots/ISO- IMAGES/10.0/FreeBSD-10.0-STABLE-amd64-20140216-r261948-disc1.iso apt-get update apt-get install qemu-kvm sudo qemu-system-x86_64 -no-kvm -hda /dev/sda -cdrom ./FreeBSD-10.0-STABLE- amd64-20140216-r261948-disc1.iso -net nic,model=e1000 -vnc :1,yourpassword -boot d
This install qemu and run the FreeBSD installer from the downloaded CD.
Run a VNC client on your computer and connect to your dedibox ip, you should watch FreeBSD boot from the CDROM.
Complete a normal installation, at the end it will ask if you want to run a shell **answer is YES **and then type this to reinstall the bootloader.
If you are using UFS (default)
fdisk -B -b /boot/boot0 /dev/ada0
If you are using ZFS:
gpart bootcode -b /boot/pmbr -p /boot/gptzfsboot -i 1 ada0
Type exit and reboot to the normal mode.
Happy FreeBSD !
- If you are not using ZFS, you can enable softupdate and TRIM as the SC gen 2 contains an hybrid SSD, you should theoretically have better performance
- The last fdisk command is not the normal process but it was the only way I get it boot
- Do not use qemu with KVM as there is a bug with this particular cpu, so yes the installation will be dead slow
- The DHCP won’t answer it’s ok