installkernel on small disk
tajudd at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 00:51:51 PST 2009
Albert Shih wrote:
> Hi all
> I've two servers (in fact guest in vmware) on don't have enought disk space
> to make buildkernel (or world).
> For the world freebsd-update can work. But for the kernel I've my own
> So if I compile the kernel on the other server how can I put it on the
> first ?
With an NFS mount, with sneakernet, or scp.
On the machine with enough disk space:
make buildkernel installkernel DESTDIR=/nfsmount KERNCONF=otherkernel
#hackish and i'd be worried of this. It will force a backup of the
running kernel to the remote /boot/kernel.old
make buildkernel installkernel DESTDIR=/tmp KERNCONF=otherkernel
tar -czf /tmp/otherkernel.tgz /tmp/boot/kernel
# bring the otherkernel.tgz file to the machine, maybe by usb stick,
and extract. don't forget to tar -xz*p*f (permissions)
How thin on disk space are you?
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