Can I install FreeBSD 5.3 from a USB CD drive?
nawcom at nawcom.no-ip.com
Fri Aug 12 00:24:24 GMT 2005
does the server have usb bios support?
Im guessing no but hell i might be wrong.
you can always install bsd on the hard drive a via a different computer.
Maude User wrote:
>I want to install FreeBSD 5.3 onto a rackmount server that came with two SATA hard drives
>(it came with no CD or floppy). I will borrow a keyboard and monitor because I was informed
>today on this list that a "headless install" from my laptop over a null-modem cable would slow.
>I was going to buy a cheap USB floppy drive today (I saw prices from $30 to $50) but at jandr.com in NYC today I saw a USB CD-RW/DVD+/-RW on sale for $99
>(Panasonic DVRS706) so I got that instead, figuring it was "more bang for the buck".
>Can I install FreeBSD 5.3 from this USB CD drive?
>If not, what sort of CD drive can I install from?
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