make own freebsd distro

iv gan devif0 at
Thu Aug 25 15:10:11 GMT 2005

Try man sysinstall. You can easily script the sysinstall and create an
install.cfg and personalize the installation including packages,
config files, users to add, etc. It is a bit tricky but it is enough
powerfll for your needs I think so.
So first try a mfsroot file. Then mount it on your machine
mdconfig -a -t vnode -u 0 -f /path/to/mfsroot
mount /dev/md0 /mnt/mfs

In /mnt/mfs then you have to create install.cfg there is an example of
that file somewhere on your disk, don't remember anymore. Then put
back the mfsroot in /your/disk/to/burn/boot/
Then mkisofs it and cdrecord it etc.

And that's all. Another solution is to set up a installation server.
This is also covered by sysinstall. A nice howto is situated at

What else. If you really need to put in on a cd you can probably use
an emulator like qemu to see if things work before burn etc..
good luck 


On 8/25/05, Damon Blom <surferdamon at> wrote:
> Hi
>    I have a current-freebsd 7.0 amd64 system on my Presario 3000. Is there any
> way I can make a freebsd distro cd (disk 1 and disk2 ) of my system so I can
> easily put it on other presarios or easily reinstall it back on my notebook
> after disk crash?
>    Thank's
>           Damon
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