who do you install freebsd without sysinstall?
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Thu Aug 31 14:53:30 UTC 2006
--- Ruslan Ermilov <ru at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
> [ added freebsd-questios@ ]
> On Thu, Aug 31, 2006 at 02:08:59AM +0200, Thomas
> Vogt wrote:
> > Hello
> > In this emails
> > wrote that you don't install freebsd with
> sysinstall. May I ask you how you
> > do this? Maybe in some way like this:
> > I'm just curious.
> Plenty of options, depending on the available
> environment and
> 1) Add a spare disk to an existing FreeBSD box, and
> it using installworld/installkernel/distribution
> and specifying DESTDIR pointing to a mounted
> spare disk.
> 2) Boot from live-system on CD-ROM, prepare and
> partition the
> disk(s), install distributions manually through
> 3) Boot from live-system on CD-ROM, prepare and
> partition the
> disk(s), CVSup, build/install from sources.
> 4) Boot in a PXE/TFTP/NFS diskless environment
> (details are
> in the Handbook), install distributions using a
> script as above. Distributions may come from
> remote CD-ROM media, or be prepared by "make
> and made available over NFS to diskless clients.
> A modification of this approach includes a mass
> option that involves writing (relatively simple)
> installation scripts that automate the tasks.
> Many other options...
> Ruslan Ermilov
> ru at FreeBSD.org
> FreeBSD committer
Out of curiosity...
So If I made a custom boot cd I could boot a dead box,
setup the drives and slices, CVSUP the system I want
to build, tweak the build environment for the proper
temporary build locations and build a system from
source and install that system to the now live box,
boot it and be done? I've always wondered about this
because I always remake the system I've just installed
because I'm usually dealing with deprecated hardware
and all the architecture tweaks I could use help... If
that run on is confusing basically to setup FreeBSD
like a gentoo install from scratch with a system CD.
also along these lines how do I make the system allow
me to seed the entropy engine? Usually after an
install it asks to fill in a screen full of junk, but
with a custom install it doesn't do this for me, at
least not the last time I tried. Just curious,
especially if I attempt the above procedure.
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