[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Virtual Machine images
gjb at FreeBSD.org
Fri May 31 12:05:29 UTC 2013
I am happy to announce the availablilty of pre-installed VM images for
the FreeBSD head/ branch.
Images are available for the amd64 and i386 architectures, and can be
downloaded from the FreeBSD FTP site, including most mirrors:
Images are planned to be generated at the same 1-week interval as
installer snapshots. VM images for stable/9 are not yet available, but
are a work in progress.
o VM hard disk image formats available are QCOW2 (qemu) and VMDK
(VirtualBox and VMWare)
o The VM disk images are approximately 750Mb uncompressed, and 10Gb
when attached to a VM. File size of the raw disk image will grow as
data is written to the virtual device.
o The partition layout is:
- 512k - freebsd-boot GPT partition type (bootfs GPT label)
- 1Gb - freebsd-swap GPT partition type (swapfs GPT label)
- ~8Gb - freebsd-ufs GPT partition type (rootfs UFS label)
Those interested are encouraged to subscribe to the freebsd-snapshots
announcement list for relevant updates and/or notices regarding these
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