Can sysinstall be run interactively to install onto a second
psteele at maxiscale.com
Fri Feb 27 11:33:20 PST 2009
>Yes for sure. You can partition secondary drives on a running system as long
>as the drive isn't mounted and your kern.securelevel < 2.
It's -1, so I assume that's okay.
>You will need to define "doesn't seem to like what I'm trying to do" to get a
>more constructive answer.
Yeah, that wasn't very useful was it? Okay, I'm having a couple of problems, at least. One problem is I don't know how to tell sysinstall where my target root is located. I have something like this in my install.cfg:
da0s1-1=ufs 0 /newroot
This formats my target drive as I want it (a single full disk partition at this point), but when I do the actual install, there is no way to tell sysinstall where my target root is. So, when the commands
dists=base kernels GENERIC manpages
are executed, the files are extracted and installed on my active system, not the system I am building on da0. That's my problem in a nutshell ultimately--how do I tell sysinstall where my target root is? It impacts the whole session, including packageAdd commands.
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