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Monday, April 29, 2013

Installing FreeBSD 9.1 64bit on Windows 8 pro Hyper-V

FreeBSD installs without any issues if you add Legacy Network Adapter, instead of standard one in VM settings before install. I used ISO file 64bit  FreeBSD-9.1-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1. I assume the 32bit would have the same procedure.

update: out of box there are no Integration Services (heartbeat, time, reboot, etc..), but there is a patch that MS is trying to incorporate into FreeBSD / refer to

the patch is sort of ready for 8.2 but not yet for 9.1, anyway this is what you can do to try to add hyper-v support in 9.1, run:

# pkg_add -r git
# cd /usr
# git clone
# cd /usr/freebsd-head
# make buildworld
# make buildkernel KERNCONF=HYPERV_VM

for 8.3 or 8.2 follow the instruction here

The hyper-v  on Windows 8 pro will complain that network adapter hn0 is in degraded mode and that integration service upgrade required.

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