Building your own FreeBSD installation CD-ROM
ftigeot at wolfpond.org
Tue Jan 18 09:27:07 PST 2005
On Tue, Jan 18, 2005 at 06:14:52PM +0100, David Landgren wrote:
> how does one go about creating a FreeBSD install CD-ROM? I'd like to be
> able to build my own CD-ROM with as much as possible of the install
> process done automatically. For instance, what parts of FreeBSD to
> install: X or not, games or not, etc. etc. And which ports to install
> straight away. I could also set up cfengine so that as soon as the
> machine came to life it could go and connect to my cfengine repository
> and download all the latest configurations to move into operational status.
There is some documentation in /usr/src/release on how to build a custom
release (I did it successfully around 4.4 time).
It is also possible to script the installer via a configuration file. Look at
sysinstall(8) manpage for details.
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