creating a small FreeBSD box

Dirk-Willem van Gulik dirkx at
Wed Nov 5 03:54:47 PST 2003

> I need to make a few FreeBSD boxes, these will all be limited in disk
> space,
> and act as firewall/router. (pentium and 300M disk)
>  What I want is a limited operating system that has only the essential
> networking stuff, shell, and a custom kernel but for example no BIND and
> CVS.

For very few boxes just making an 'ideal' machine and cloning may be

For a few boxes - Do a man sysinstall - and see the scripting section. Or
see this example:

for more complex setups - e.g. booting an install image off the net using
PXE boot or an etherboot floppy - see


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