howto sidestep sysinstall during installation

Vincent Hoffman vince at
Mon May 11 09:01:30 UTC 2009

On 11/5/09 11:48, Saifi Khan wrote:
> Hi all:
> 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 ?
Since you are using the snapshot DVD you should have the live/fixit
environment which is very handy for this.
I would suggest a combination of LOTS of reading and understanding of
the pages at
(which goes though the steps for partitoning and installing using fdisk
and bsdlabel, adjust paths to your dvd-rom)
and if you want zfs
(goes though using gpart instead of fdisk and bsdlabel if you want to
use zfs on root)
should be enough to get you started. I assume you dont need too much
hand holding since you want to install -CURRENT.


> thanks
> Saifi.
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