Isn't there a way to install freebsd from hard disk with only a
bootable grub? (all file systems are ext3)
freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Sun Dec 5 09:02:27 PST 2004
yiyihu at gmail.com writes:
> I really want to know if there is a way to install freebsd from hard
> disk. This old laptop doesn't contain a floppy drive, And I didn't get a
> CD burner either. Certainly, The rubbishy computer couldn't be boot use
> pxe kind of thing. I've searched google and I have done what I can do
> for the result. And still no clue,So anyone here can tell me if there is
> a way to install freebsd from hard disk? Grub is installed in a
> seperated partition. And the grub manual says it can boot the bsd
> I am sure that it can be installed with only a bootable hard drive.I
> wonder if someone can make a kernel with "tmpfs" kind of thing
> supported. And a loop file contains a minimum root with bsd installer in
> it.Then It can do the job.
> Or maybe there is a solution like this already?
> Well,thanks all for your attention!
I don't think this has been done, but it should be possible.
Sounds like a quick project for somebody knowledgeable about
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area
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