howto sidestep sysinstall during installation
saifi.khan at twincling.org
Wed May 13 19:19:31 UTC 2009
On Mon, 11 May 2009, Vincent Hoffman wrote:
> > > Is there a way to sidestep the sysinstall during the
> > > installation process, beyond selecting the 'location' ?
> > >
> > >
> > 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
> > http://typo.submonkey.net/articles/2006/04/13/installing-freebsd-on-usb-stick-episode-2
> > (which goes though the steps for partitoning and installing using fdisk
> > and bsdlabel, adjust paths to your dvd-rom)
Thanks Vince for the link that was a nice starting point.
Thanks to everybody who chipped in with pointers and help with
learning the various concepts.
Using the Fixit# console (LiveDVD) i could install FreeBSD 200905
snapshot (bypassed the sysinstall). i plan to write an article
on the experience shortly.
Since then, i've installed the following software:
. xorg X 7.4 meta port (complete)
. postgresql 8.3.7
. apache 2.2.11
. diablo-jdk 1.6.0
. opera 9.64
+ many others.
There were two errors/quirks that i noticed.
1. crash encountered while running sysinstall from the booted
2. same crash encountered while running 'make fetch' for many
of the ports. (rather random in occurence).
Anybody encountered this issue ?
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