pxeboot to -Install- FreeBSD...
kpielorz at tdx.co.uk
Fri Apr 7 10:39:03 UTC 2006
I've been messing about with FreeBSD 6.1-Beta#4 recently, and I'm trying to
get a server setup, so that I can pxeboot and install FreeBSD on some other
I've gotten dhcpd, tftp, pxeboot et'al to work - and, indeed the client
machine dhcp's, pxeboots - and dumps itself into an 'Amnesic' FreeBSD
system, with df showing:
Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted On
10.0.0.1:/export/pxe 26353244 4071180 20173806 17% /
devfs 1 1 1 100% /dev
/dev/md1 31470 134 28820 0% /var
/dev/md2 19566 12 17990 0% /tmp
Obviously, this would be great if I wanted to run FreeBSD off of
nfs/pxeboot - but not so good for installing it...
On the off chance - I tried logging in, and firing up 'sysinstall' - which
didn't do too well, probably obviously :)
What do I need to do, to turn this 'booting FreeBSD from pxeboot' into
something that will dump me into sysinstall, like booting from the CD rom?
I've searched the net - but the only stuff I've found is either for much
earlier FreeBSD versions, or incomplete - or both :)
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