I am glad to hear of your success!
Yeah, OS X sucks when it comes to free software.
GIMP is a joke on OS X
It is so easy to install now. Also wjo has not experience with partitioning can do install. Bsdinstall has also "auto" or something like this.
And follow https://glenbarber.u...-FreeBSD-9.html should work.
For me was problem with Xorg because iMac 11,1 has Radeon gr. card which need KMS which is not yet in FreeBSD 9* but it is in FreeBSD 10.0-ALPHA (current) and it works. The problem is for me just sound which I am not successful yet.Go to the full post