Alternative to sysinstall?

Polytropon freebsd at
Mon Feb 23 14:00:57 PST 2009

A possibility would be to develop the different target systems
first on a "builder system", maybe using jails. This system is
completely installed as it is intended to be on the target system
later on. Then the partitions are dumped (using dump, of course)
as data files onto the USB thumb. Furthermore, the thumb holds
a bootable system with a hand-craftet installer that first
slices, partitions and formats the hard drive and then just
resores (using restore) the content from the dump files onto
the (empty) hard disk.

After another reboot the system should boot up fine as it has
been preconfigured on the "builder machine".

Other members of this mailing list will soon tell you some
much better ways to achieve your goal. :-)

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