bsd.rd for FreeBSD install
ricardo.meb.jesus at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 09:47:42 PST 2009
> We normally use OpenBSD, but would like to try FreeBSD on a test system.
> Usually, when updating from one OpenBSD release to another, we do so by
> downloading the latest bsd.rd and booting from that to complete the install.
> Our machines have no optical drives. Does FreeBSD have a similar method to
As far as I know OpenBSD advises on binary upgrades so I'd say you're
probably looking for freebsd-update as it provides binary updates. This
utility is great for binary updates to both kernel and world.
Do take a look at FreeBSD's Handbook.
To update third party applications e.g. ports read this:
If you want to compile a custom kernel:
Update and upgrade methods are described here:
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