Installing freeBSD by pxe from a linux box.

Ruben de Groot fbsd-q at
Fri May 16 04:21:34 PDT 2003

On Fri, May 16, 2003 at 01:33:36AM +0200, lasse lindgren typed:
> Hello
> Im new to this list and new to freebsd, actually i havent installed it
> yet. The thing is i have to use PXE to install it, and there is NO
> floppy,NO cdrom or VGA on this computer.
> It's a motorola 5360.
> Its capable of pxebooting, (im from the linux world) hda is a 16M cf Hdb
> is a standard harddrive. User interface is a serialport, running
> @38400,8n1. NIC is a eepro100
> The computer is currently installed with linux, but since i have many
> computers like this one, i thought about migrating into freebsd.
> i saw this page
> it gave me some hints, but since i dont have freebsd on the install
> server i have problem. install server i also a cpn5360 and has debian
> running as OS. 
> So when i came to the part when i need a kernel... im stuck.
> The loader seem's to be up and runnig, because it tells med it needs a
> kernel.

Everything you need is on cdrom disk1:


Putting them in your tftproot directory should get you going.

> Please help :)
> Lars 
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