How to install FreeBSD remotely from Debian Linux Environment?
yves.vogl at deetune.com
Tue Dec 11 10:37:58 PST 2007
I tried to install FreeBSD from an existing Debian 4.0 Linux
installation with "Depenguinator 1.1".
Depenguinator failed due to a wide range of incompatibilities caused
by gcc-4.0 and the beta code used in Depenguinator.
Next I built an image under my local Mac OS X 10.5 with QEMU - but the
next step would have been to copy the image via dd to harddisk of the
The problem is that Linux doesn't support ufs and the additional ufs-
tools either won't compile because of gcc-4.0, current Linux kernel
I don't have the possibility to use KVM-over-Ethernet - but I can ask
a technician to boot from a CD-ROM. The problem here is that the
neither the bootonly.iso or one of the others automatically start SSH
and connect via DHCP… don't they?
So... is there another way to start a remote installation?
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