How to create distribution for later NFS sysinstall on other
Ruben de Groot
mail25 at bzerk.org
Tue Oct 14 12:18:01 PDT 2003
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On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 01:39:41PM -0400, Chris Shenton typed:
> Some of my systems are 5.1-CURRENT but I still have some older 4.x
> boxes. I'd like to upgrade them to the same OS as my 5.1 boxes.
> It seems stupid to feed them boot floppies then FTP the OS across the
> WAN from freebsd.org or mirrors.
> I expect there's a way to build a distribution on my main 5.1 system
> then use sysinstall on the target 4.x to install via NFS (or FTP
> or...) over the LAN. I have not found any pointers on doing this in
> the Handbook or a couple quick Googles (perhaps I'm searching on the
> wrong terms). Seems it should be something like this on the server:
> cd /usr/src
> make distribution
> I'd like to make the distribution based on my 5.1-CURRENT, rather than
> copying/creating a 5.1-RELEASE image so I won't have to do a
> subsequent update to get it CURRENT.
> Any pointers? If I'm missing obvious docs, just tell me where to RTFM. :-)
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