net-booting the install disks (Re: 8.x grudges)
MH at kernel32.de
Mon Jul 12 18:25:05 UTC 2010
Am 12.07.10 19:37, schrieb Mikhail T.:
> 12.07.2010 13:11, Adam Vande More wrote:
>> Roll it into your media
> You lost me right here... Rolling one's own media (for every release
> and release-candidate) may be Ok for someone in charge of making, at
> least, several installations per week.
> For someone like myself, who just wanted to use a downloaded CD-image
> straight (without burning it first), there is got to be a way to use
> the FreeBSD-distributed images... I'm not asking for the full power
> offered by "kickstart" et al, I just want the booting image to be a
> little bit smarter than it already is and do The Right Thing^TM
> regardless of whether it is booting from the local CD-ROM or remotely.
hm, I second that.
While I fully understand that the iso images purpose is _not_ doing a
netinstall, I'd like to have a downloadable image which is easy
pxebootable and just drops into a shell. Ideally it does a dhcp request,
if successful starts a sshd and if not has video and serial output enabled.
Did anybody actually stripped down a FreeBSD to do just that?
I read my way through the pxeboot articles and the handbook section of
netbooting and everything... however, it really sounds a bit
overcomplicated to do a "make release" and stuff. No offense ment,
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