The new version of FreeNAS 9.2.0 is now available for download. FreeNAS is a free and powerful Linux for home and small office server. It can fit on a single USB disk so you can use your hard drive space for your data. FreeNAS has many server features such as Samba file server, FTP server, NFS server and many more.
This tutorial will show you how to install FreeNAS 9.2.0 on a dedicated computer or virtual machine. Here I am using Virtualbox to install this FreeNAS 9.2.0.
First, boot the computer or your virtual machine using the ISO. You can burn the ISO to a CD and boot from it. In few seconds you will see the welcome screen where we can choose action to do.
Since this is the first time, we select the first option Install/Upgrade and press Enter.
Next, you will see a list of hard drives connected to your PC. Select the disk where FreeNAS will be installed
Select the disk and press Enter. In this example, my disk already contain previous version of FreeNAS. So there is an option to upgrade or fresh install. I select fresh install instead.
Confirm the install process. Please bear in mind that this procedure will wipe your hard disk entirely.
Press Yes and the installation will take place. If there were no errors, your server should be up and ready.
Now reboot your computer.
Upon reboot you will see the FreeNAS screen as follow.
Now you can access your FreeNAS web interface using provided address shown on your FreeNAS screen. In my case I will use: http://192.168.2.106
Enter the new root password and FreeNAS is now ready