howto make sysintall

Glenn Dawson glenn at
Wed Aug 10 10:07:43 GMT 2005

At 02:39 AM 8/10/2005, iv gan wrote:
>Hi there,
>I try to make a custom installation of FreeBSD 5.3 in a way that there
>are no questions during the process but rather it detects the hard
>disk size makes the partitions etc...
>For the moment I smply try to compile sysinstall (cd
>/usr/src/usr.sbin/sysintall && make all)
>and it compiles without any problem. The size on the output file is
>about 1,2M. The problem comes when I put it in a mfsroot file and when
>it loads on startup. The sysinstall simply don't start. In the same
>time on the secont vty after 20secs I got a messages like "pid NNN
>(sh) uid 0, was killed: out of swap space" or something like it.
>So my question is is there a correct manner to make the sysinstall
>(like going to /usr/src and then make everything around). The original
>size is about 2.2 Megs and the one I got is about a 1meg less. It is
>compiled staticly (NOSHARED=yes it have to mean that no??)
>For the moment i don't touch the code. Just compile it to try. The
>newly compiled sysinstall is running when it is executed from the
>directory where it is situated (like ./sysintall).
>Hm I thing thats all I have like symptoms.
>Any suggestions?
>Or better is there a way to script an Auto partitioning of the hard
>disk without touching the code.

The bulk of the sysinstall man page covers how to script an install.


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