howto sidestep sysinstall during installation

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Mon May 11 06:15:17 UTC 2009

On Mon, 11 May 2009, Saifi Khan wrote:
> Is there a way to sidestep the sysinstall during the
> installation process, beyond selecting the 'location' ?
> i'm using FreeBSD 8.0 200905 i386 snapshot DVD and looking
> for an approach to drive the entire installation from the
> Fixit# command line console.
> i'm a experienced Gentoo Linux user.
> Any suggestions, pointers or observations ?

You won't be able to partition the disk from the command line because 
the install MFS doesn't have any of the requisite tools to do so.

You could do it from a livefs disk however.

As for observations.. I think you're wasting your time :)

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