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Let's Try BSD, Part 2 of 7: How I Setup for FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, and DragonFlyBSD

This is the second part in our seven-part series on the BSD series of operating systems.

Part 2: Let’s Try BSD, Part 2 of 7: How I Setup for FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, and DragonFlyBSD

I’m using a Vultr system:

  • 2 core
  • 2GB RAM
  • 50GB SSD
  • Virtual Cloud 2.0 turned on
  • Chicago

I chose Vultr for this project because it’s easily to spin VMs up and down, and because they make uploading and installing from an ISO easy.  And Regular Cloud Compute because in my use cases it’s fast enough.

Let’s Get Cooking

I’ll show you how I setup the FreeBSD system.  The same was done for the other operating systems.

Vultr Type

I’m going into this as I would if I was using these systems in my typical hobbyist way.  I don’t need dedicated CPUs.

Vultr Location

Nearby at the moment.

Vultr No Thanks

I considered more resources or better CPU but this is how I typically role.  No Thanks!

Vultr Image

Uploading an ISO was a bit of trial and error.  I was using Dropbox links and that didn’t seem to work, so I just downloaded from the projects’ web sites.

Vultr YOLO

Backups?  YOLO BABY!

Vultr features

I did turn on VPC, which creates a private 10.x network, because I’d never played with that at Vultr.

Vultr hostname

Using the legendary lowend.party domain.

First up: FreeBSD!



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