I have my Linux/Debian/Sid amd64 (with i7 3770K, 16Gb RAM, 1 SSD + 2 hard disks) PC with xen (notably I have installed a package
sudo xen list Name ID Mem VCPUs State Time(s) Domain-0 0 16016 8 r----- 2634.8
I am understanding that the Dom0 is my Linux 4.0 kernel & system; I have
I have a disk with two partitions for FreeBSD
sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdd Disk /dev/sdd: 465.8 GiB, 500106780160 bytes, 976771055 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0x624aeae3 Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sdd1 2048 754976767 754974720 360G 83 Linux /dev/sdd2 754976768 773851135 18874368 9G 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sdd3 773851136 792725503 18874368 9G b8 BSDI swap /dev/sdd4 792725504 976771054 184045551 87.8G b7 BSDI fs
(BTW, this is not my system disk;
/dev/sdd1 is for my
/xtra Linux ext4 file system, and
dev/sdd2 is my second swap partition)
I would like to run FreeBSD, probably only on the command line since I don't need to run X11 server under FreeBSD, (preferably FreeBSD 10.1 for x86-64 architecture) under xen using
/dev/sdd4 for its root (and only) filesystem and
/dev/sdd3 for its swap area. But I am not sure of how to proceed next.
Should I download FreeBSD-10.1-RELEASE-amd64-bootonly.iso or what? What are the next steps to run it under xen? The http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/How_to_Install_a_FreeBSD_domU_on_a_Linux_Host page is not helpful enough (& https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/virtualization-guest.html don't mention xen)
FWIW, I am an old Unixer (my first Unix was SunOS3.2 on Sun3/160 in the mid 1980s) and my main motivation for trying FreeBSD is to check that my MELT software (a GPLv3 plugin for recent GCC to easily extend and customize GCC in a Lisp-like language) can be used on FreeBSD.