Noob FreeBSD 5.1 install question
judmarc at fastmail.fm
Mon Oct 20 19:47:10 PDT 2003
On Mon, 20 Oct 2003 17:22:07 -0400 (EDT), <whizkid at valuedj.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am new to this list and new to freeBSD. I run a Mandrake 9.1 server
> wish to convert to FreeBSD. Here are 2 questions that I have.
> A) I have reinstall freeBSD many times over and over. I work with W2k
> machine at work and do a Unattended install when I don't want to select
> the same options over and over again on multiple machines. Is there a
> I can create a install Config file to select all my options for me? Is
> there a way I can take a snapshot of the way the OS is currently
> configured and make a Install Config File? Maybe something that will
> set my TimeZone, Partition / Slice sizes, just to get the Base OS
> installed without any ports (except for maybe Lynx Text Web Browser)
> B) after installing Various ports on the system, do I have to do a Make
> Clean after each install or can I run Make Clean after installing all of
> my required Ports?
> Just as FYI I am running FreeBSD 5.1, I have downloaded and Burned the 2
> ISO's (Full Install and Repair / Fix It) I run the install from the cd,
> then I choose to NOT install the ports, download the 19.x meg file from
> FreeBSD.org/ports and un Tar it into the /usr folder.
> Thanks for any help you can provide.
A) Have a look at dump and restore.
B) Type 'make install clean' or use portupgrade.
More information about the freebsd-questions