Installing from File System

Dean Weimer dweimer at
Tue Nov 1 11:30:09 PST 2005

I knew I was missing something really simple, that did the trick. 

     Dean Weimer
     Sr. Network Administrator
     Orscheln Management Company
-----Original Message-----
From: Lowell Gilbert [mailto:freebsd-questions-local at] 
Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2005 12:40 PM
To: Dean Weimer
Cc: 'freebsd-questions at'
Subject: Re: Installing from File System

Dean Weimer <dweimer at> writes:

> I have setup FreeBSD 5.4, with a minimal installation from the CDRom, 
> I would like to be able to change configuration options, such as 
> adding something from the packages collection on the CDs, or adding 
> more of the distributions at a later point remotely, using 
> /stand/sysinstall.  I figured I could copy both cds 1 and 2 into a 
> directory on the machine, and choose file system from the installation
media page.  All works good up to a point.
> then I receive a message stating that this is Disc 0 and the packages 
> is on Disc 1.  How do I make the install section realize that all of 
> the files are on the file system?

Build an appropriate packages/INDEX file.

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