I want to run Freebsd as a guest OS on kVM running on Ubuntu server 10.04. All howtos mention VNC as a necessity to start and finish the installation process. Can I install freebsd on kVM without using VNC? I would prefer to have a text-based installer that will work on the ssh shell prompt. My whole point here is that I don't want to install any graphical or GUI tools on my Host OS (ubuntu server).
Try setting up a serial connection to the virtual machine. I am not familiar with kVM, but from reading it sounds like you can set it up with
Once you have a serial access, you should be able to interact with the FreeBSD bootloader. I don't know which version of FreeBSD you want to install, but when I recently installed FreeBSD 9 BETA2, here were my steps.
This should allow for the rest of the installation to be done over the serial interface. If you want to continue having serial access after FreeBSD is installed, then before you reboot at the end of the installation you will want to drop to the command prompt.
Once you are at the console, you will want to make the following changes:
You should try using the
(I'm similarly trying to install OpenBSD from a Linux box through ssh without VNC, and
On the other hand, the
Do note that using the