make sysinstall

Kris Kennaway kris at
Tue Aug 9 22:13:45 GMT 2005

On Tue, Aug 09, 2005 at 10:04:34PM +0200, iv gan wrote:
> Hi there,
> I try to make a custom installation of FreeBSD 5.3 in a way that there
> are no questions during the process but rather it detects the hard
> disk size makes the partitions etc...
> For the moment I smply try to compile sysinstall (cd
> /usr/src/usr.sbin/sysintall && make all)
> and it compiles without any problem. The size on the output file is
> about 1,2M. The problem comes when I put it in a mfsroot file and when
> it loads on startup. The sysinstall simply don't start. In the same
> time on the secont vty after 20secs I got a messages like "process NNN
> killed. no swap available" or something like it.
> So my question is is there a correct manner to make the sysinstall
> (like going to /usr/src and then make everything around). The original
> size is about 2.2 Megs and the one I got is about a 1meg less. It is
> compiled staticly (NOSHARED=yes it have to mean that no??)
> For the moment i don't touch the code. Just compile it to try. The
> newly compiled sysinstall is running when it is executed from the
> directory where it is situated (like ./sysintall).
> Hm I thing thats all I have like symptoms. 
> Any suggestions?
> Or better is there a way to script an Auto partitioning of the hard
> disk without touching the code.
> thanks and good luck to allz

AFAIK, if you want to build customized boot/install media you have to
use the 'make release' process.  This is somewhat documented in the
documentation on the website.


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