FreeBSD Boot Only CD.

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Sun Feb 11 09:55:06 UTC 2007

On Feb 11, 2007, at 1:49 AM, Grant Peel wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have downloaded the 6.2-RELEASE ISO images, (Disk 1, Disk 2, and  
> Boot Only), and was wondering...
> If I use the boot only CD to boot up the new server I am getting,  
> can I use it to:
> FDisk and Disklabel the new HD (SAS),


> ifconfig the NIC,


> Setup a network share (as a client),

Depends on what you mean by network share. If by nfs, then in a  
limited sense yes. SMB/CIFS, no.

> Download DUMPS from an other machine,


> RESTORE those dumps,


> the aim here is to clone a previous machine. So what I guess I am  
> asking is, does the boot only machine give us all the working tools  
> as would a copy installed to the local bood HD?
> -Grant

Not really. For that you need to create your own custom boot CDs.


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