Unfortunately, Debian is the only distro I have managed to install in (still somewhat an experimental) bhyve hypervisor on FreeBSD. With Slackware, Gentoo, OpenSuSE, CentOS and Fedora I have previously failed, but Debian seems to be playing just fine:
Debian it is then, for my GNU/Linux needs!
Just managed to install a Debian Wheezy i386 in the FreeBSD’s bhyve, after a failed attempts with Fedora 21 server and openSuSE 13.2. Also, grub2-bhyve wasn’t reliable until I changed the arch to i386, and the type of medium to “netinstall” – that got it rolling.
One warning – the video is uncut, and thus suffers from a few half-minute gaps during the installation.
The FreeBSD used is FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT amd64, because at the moment bhyve is functional for AMD CPUs only in CURRENT. Continue reading