Install from existing filesystem

Charles Howse chowse at
Thu Aug 21 07:28:37 PDT 2003

Gosh, I've asked a lot of questions today and lately.  Sorry if I'm
pestering everyone.

For my education I'd like to learn the installation procedure for
installing from an existing filesystem.  I do this with my Redhat 9
machine.  I have the .iso images on the second HDD, and have a kickstart
diskette that loads the install from the .iso images.  I boot the
kickstart diskette, wait a minute or so, eject it and walk away.  I come
back in 30 minutes or so to a completely functional and configured

What I need to know is:
A link to a guide or howto on how to do this, I've Googled for an hour
and can't find exactly what I'm looking for.  The handbook just glosses
over it, saying follow the instructions.

What file(s) should I download and place on the second HDD of my FBSD
system?  I have all the .iso's

Has anyone ever done an install from an existing filesystem, what
happens after you point it to the full path to the files?

Is it necessary to mount the filesystem containing the files before
install can begin?


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