Since first release I always want to try how DragonFlyBSD work. DragonFlyBSD that I call DFLYBSD is FreeBSD 4.8 version that evolved into new operating system with their own filesystem called HammerFS but of course UFS still supported.
I have spare time and want to install latest version (in time of writing I download version 3.6.0) on my VirtualBox under Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop.
So here we go :
1. Download latest version from here.
2. Create Space on VirtualBox with memory 512MB and 10GB hard disk plus bridge ethernet connection.
3. Use CD connect to iso file and start the machine.
Type ‘installer’ and hit Enter button.
Iso file is operated in live cd mode. Choose “Install DragonFly BSD”.
Choose “Install DragonFly BSD”
I choose “Use entire disk”
Disk formatted as requested.
I choose “Use HAMMER” file system.
Installer will allocate disk in 3 parts (/boot, swap and /) . Let it as is and click “Accept and Create”.
Since I use 10GB of disk Installer will show message, telling that space is not supported because its too small 🙂
Click “Begin Installing Files”.
Installer will copy and install required files.
Bootblocks is utility in DragonFly BSD for configure boot system. Choose “Accept and Install Bootblocks”.
At this stage you have two options : Configure or reboot. I choose to configure the system before reboot it.
I’ll continue configure section in part 2.